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Nat Genet. 2006 Oct;38(10):1095-8.

The genetics of health.

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Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2109 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA. jhn4@case.edu

Abstract

Recent experience with several high-profile drugs demonstrates the great challenges in developing effective and safe therapeutics. A complementary approach to the popular paradigm of disease genetics is based on inherited factors that reduce the incidence and severity of disease among individuals who are genetically predisposed to disease. We propose testing specifically for modifier genes and protective alleles among at-risk individuals and studying the efficacy of therapeutics based on the genetics of health.

PMID:
17006459
DOI:
10.1038/ng1006-1095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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