Definitions and Examples

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Pharmacogenetics is the study of (hereditary) DNA sequence variation as it relates to drug response (efficacy, safety).
Thus, pharmacogenetics studies static molecular (genetic) factors.

Pharmacogenomics is the study of any genomic variation (on the DNA, RNA, or protein level) as it relates to drug response (efficacy, safety).
Thus, pharmacogenomics (also) includes dynamic (in addition to static) molecular parameters.
However, there are several different other definitions also in use. 

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