SNPing Away at Prostate Cancer: Susceptibility and Pharmacogenetics

Increasing knowledge of the ways in which we differ from each other genetically has the potential to change the way medicine is practiced in the not too distant future.88 One of the most common forms of human genetic diversity is the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), a single base-pair position in genomic DNA at which different sequence alternatives (alleles) exist in normal individuals.