PharmGKB featured in Stanford Engineering Magazine
PharmGKB was the focus of Dr. Russ Altman’s talk at the 2018
Beckman Symposium held at Stanford in February and is now featured in the
latest issue of the Stanford Engineering magazine.
Attendees at the symposium, which focused on
technology, innovation and the human genome, were given a guided tour of the
PharmGKB website and the different types of information stored in the knowledgebase.
PharmGKB currently has information covering around 5,500 genetic variants and
over 600 drugs in addition to annotated clinical guidelines, evidence-based drug pathways and integrated information from drug labels from the FDA and other
regulatory bodies. Dr. Altman also explained how he uses information from
PharmGKB to personalize a patient’s drug therapy in his pharmacogenomics clinic.