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Drugs & Genetics: Why Do Some People Respond to
Drugs Differently than Others?
In a survey conducted from 2007 to 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported that about 49% of people in the United States had taken at least one prescription drug during
the past month, and about 22% of people had taken three or more prescription drugs. People are
prescribed drugs all the time, but prescriptions can be dangerous because people can have different
responses to drugs. These responses largely have to do with genetic mutations. Why are some
genetic mutations associated with a different response to a drug? In this science project, you will
explore an online drug and genetics database to identify how a genetic mutation can be associated
with how a person's body processes, and responds to, a certain drug.
Determine why some gene mutations cause people to respond differently to a drug.