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Genetics

06 December 2010

The gene-environment enigma

Personalised medicine centres on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup.

Personalised medicine centres on being able to predict the risk of disease or response to a drug based on a person's genetic makeup. But a study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that, for most common diseases, genes alone only tell part of the story.

The research is available online in PLoS Genetics.

 

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