Personalized Medicine Program

TRS Personalized Medicine Program Videos
Includes informational videos on:
               Retiree’s story
               Future value

Update on TRS Personalized Medicine Program
               Debunking Myths Surrounding the DNA Program
               Personal Note: My DNA Testing Experience — Jane Cheshire Gilbert
               Are You Too Late to Participate?


General information

Are you taking medications that don’t work for you?
DNA testing can help you find out!

This benefit empowers you and your doctors with genetic information that may improve which medications you are prescribed. These results may reduce unnecessary side effects, adverse drug reactions that can lead to hospitalizations and improve how you feel every day.

Click here to go to the Coriell Life Sciences website to register and find out more information about the program.

TRS’s Personalized Medicine pharmacogenomics program targets potential genetic reactions related to seven areas of prescriptions: pain, depression, blood thinners, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and acid reflux.

New journal article shows benefits of TRS Personalized Medicine program

News release
Journal of Personalized Medicine Article (Published March 8, 2022)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains a list of more than 300 medications that are believed to be processed differently by individuals because of their DNA. This means some patients, because of genetic variants, are likely to have altered drug metabolism, and, in certain cases, differential therapeutic effects, including differences in risks of adverse events.