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Network seeks to be African voice on pharmacogenomics

A budding African pharmacogenomics network has set out its vision for improving drug efficacy and safety on the continent.

In an open letter published on the African Academy of Sciences’ Open Research platform on 4 June, the African Pharmacogenomics Consortium writes that it wants to be “the African voice” on pharmacogenomics research, training and ethics.

Pharmacogenomics investigates the link between a person’s genome and their response to therapeutic drugs. It is an arm of precision medicine that can help tailor treatments to patients’ genetic profile.

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