Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
The Personalization of Medicine
July 12, 2013

Figuring out who will experience drug toxicity is key, because rare side effects have the potential to sharply curb the use of effective drugs. Clozapine, for example, is an antipsychotic that works but is a last-resort drug due to a dangerous side effect affecting the white blood cells, says Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Researchers are now searching for genetic signatures that can predict who is at risk.

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