The field of pharmacogenomics — how genes affect a person's response to drugs — is helping more patients avoid debilitating and all-too-common side effects of psychiatric medications.

NBC News reports on the benefits of genetic testing.

NBC News reports on a breakthrough in the field of personalized medicine: people can now test their genetic profiles to see how they might process a variety of drugs from pain relievers to more complex cancer treatments.

Henrico County, VA―Richmond, Virginia laboratory GENETWORx has added human identity testing services to its offerings, including forensic, paternity and relationship testing. The new division will provide human DNA identification; biological relationship analysis; cold case review; consultation; expert witness testimony; laboratory design; training; and validation services.

Henrico County, VA―Richmond, Virginia-area laboratory GENETWORx has launched a new test panel that provides actionable-patient centered diagnostics to help physicians determine the most appropriate treatment regimen for patients suffering from genital and/or gastrointestinal infections.

 

Glen Allen, VARichmond-area laboratory GENETWORx has obtained certification to perform its DNA Drug-Response genetic testing on samples collected from patients in the state of New York. The laboratory will begin performing its pharmacogenetic testing panel that includes assays for the drug metabolizing enzymes CYP2D6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9 and heart disease risk factors Factor II, Factor V Leiden and MTHFR for physicians in New York State this month.