Personalized Prescription Drugs
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The work of the Human Genome Project and the ability to sequence patients' DNA through their genomes have revolutionary implications. What if your doctor could personalize your medicine based on specific gene traits which could predict your body's response to a drug? Hear more about this research from Michelle Beckwith, vice president of PTC Laboratories in Columbia. Michelle is a DNA analyst who has worked on the Human Genome Project at Washington University School of Medicine and participated in the Hurricane Katrina DNA Identification Project.