The relatively new field of Pharmacogenomics (PGx) explores how a person’s genome affects their response to drugs to develop safe and effective medications tailored to their genetic makeup. Pharmacogenomic testing enables healthcare providers to tailor a patient’s medication and dosage to their genetic characteristics to help improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
PacBio highly accurate long-read sequencing – HiFi sequencing – has helped explain and advance the understanding of specific drug-gene interactions, such that there are now a number of actionable pharmacogenomics examples.
Watch this webinar to understand how PacBio HiFi sequencing:
Professor of Pathology
Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Associate Director, Clinical Genomics Laboratory