Mapping the human placebome? Genetics may hold key to placebo effect

Could the reason why the placebo effect works for some people and not others lie in their DNA? The authors of a new scientific review article make the case that, just as an individual’s response to medications is dependent upon their unique genetics, so too could their response to placebos. In the article, authors Hall, Loscalzo and Kaptchuk delve into … Read More

Public-facing genetic registry launched

A genomic research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) dedicated to finding which genetic variants are most relevant to patient care has launched a registry where people can enter de-identified information about their genetics. The Clinical Genome Resource project has launched its GenomeConnect patient portal, the PharmGKB Blog reports. The patient portal, or registry, is a repository … Read More