Pharmacogenomics in cardiology – genetics and drug response: 10 years of progress

Future Cardiology- Following completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, Dr Francis Collins and others on behalf of the National Human Genome Research Institute announced their vision for the future of genomics research. A number of grand challenges were identified, and among these were developing strategies to identify genetic contributions to drug response, creating genome-based approaches to predict drug response, and applying discoveries to promote the use of genomic information into clinical practice. The NIH has invested significant resources in addressing these challenges, including funding the International HapMap and 1000 Genomes Projects, which have enabled genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of drug response.