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Can your genes determine how you will respond to toxins?
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Dr. Richard Bensingeranswered
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Yes: This is a work in progress. Some genes (present or absent) determine the efficiency or even presence of enzymes which can chew up toxins in your body. There are certainly many to be discovered that will help in this as well as determine the effectiveness of drugs. This whole area is termed pharmacogenetics.
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