For Doctors & Dietitians
Nutritional Genomics, or Nutrigenomics, is a multidisciplinary science which deals with the study of how our food interacts with our genes and how our genes determine our response to our food or certain chemicals found in our food. Nutrigenomics is being hailed as a science which has the potential to prevent, alleviate or even treat certain chronic diseases, by simply making slight changes to what we eat.
Pharmacogenomics is the study of the role of the genes in drug response. Pharmacogenomics analyzes how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs. This field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.