The advent of digital, electronic, and molecular technologies has allowed the study of complete genomes. Integrating this information into drug development has opened the door for pharmacogenomic (PGx) interventions in direct patient care. PGx allows clinicians to better identify drug of choice and optimize dosing regimens based on an individual’s genetic characteristics. Integrating PGx into pediatric care is a priority for the Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium, a partnership of ten children’s hospitals across the US committed to the innovation and advancement of genomics in pediatric care. In this white paper, we review the current state of PGx research and its clinical utility in pediatrics, a largely understudied population, and make recommendations for advancing cutting-edge practice in pediatrics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine