By James Gallagher, Health and science correspondent,
Published March 29, 2022
We have the technology to start a new era in medicine by precisely matching drugs to people’s genetic code, a major report says.
Some drugs are completely ineffective or become deadly because of subtle differences in how our bodies function.
The British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians say a genetic test can predict how well drugs work in your body.
The tests could be available on the NHS next year.
Your genetic code or DNA is an instruction manual for how your body operates.
The field of matching drugs to your DNA is known as pharmacogenomics.