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Genes and Drugs

Does medicine discriminate by race? Most prescribed drugs work in less than half the population. Does the answer lie in our genes?

When we get sick, we take medicine and expect that it will help us. But the truth is that most prescribed drugs work in less than half the UK population. The answer, it seems, lies in our genes, with some people genetically more compatible with certain drugs. But when drugs are clinically tested, are they tested on all sections of the population? Join this month's x-change to celebrate Black History Month.


Dr Anand Saggar | talks
Dr Andrew Smart | talks
Juliet Alexander | talks


Date and Time:

26 October 2004 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
+44 20 79 42 40 40
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The BA
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