Apr 12, 2017

Medicine to be prescribed only after DNA tests Featured

Health minister Rajitha Senaratne says he has approved a method to prescribe medicines to patients in consideration of their respective DNA structures.

The approval has been given on the basis of the progress in related research being carried out by specialist doctors in the US, he says.

This method will first be applied in the treatment of cancer patients, to help increase their lifespan to 84 per cent, says the minister.

Senaratne was speaking at a function at Theldeniya Base Hospital.