July 14, 2021 – Why does a SARS-CoV-2 infection make some people so sick with Covid-19 disease? And why do some infected people barely fall ill if at all? The answer may be that you have to talk to their …

Genetic susceptibility and severity loci for Covid-19 disease Read more »

December 28, 2020 – Some 95% of people have gene variants that may negatively affect their response to at least one drug, leading to unexpected or adverse drug reactions (ADRs) or, if unlucky, to a serious, if not fatal, adverse …

Genetics behind some serious adverse drug reactions (SADRs) Read more »

October 15, 2020 – SARS-CoV-2 and its resulting disease, Covid-19 disease, is (still) rattling the world. It still remains largely unknown, at this point in time, which are the infected individuals who fall very seriously, even fatally, ill with Covid-19 disease. …

Gene variants tied to increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease Read more »

April 28, 2020 – Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread globally, …

Could DNA testing help the most seriously affected Covid-19 patients? Read more »

April 24, 2020 – The klotho gene is named after the fanciful Greek goddess of destiny Clotho who turns the string of life known to be related with longer life and improved cognizance. In modern biology, allelic variants of the …

Klotho’s role in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease revealed? Read more »

March 15, 2020 –  An international study published in the journal Cell has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders such as autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome in a total of about 230,000 …

Large genetic map of psychiatric disorders completed Read more »

March 10, 2020 – A widespread assumption is, the people of Asian descent are more prone to serious, sometimes deadly adverse drug reactions, even when taking rather common medications prescribed for gout through to depression. In the ages of genetics …

Are Asians at higher genetic risk of serious adverse events to common medications? Read more »

February 28, 2020 – A very recent report elucidates the possible prospective power of the knowledge about the genetic background of patients when concerned with certain clinical endpoints (disease states) and associated genes. The researchers in the present study analyzed outcomes …

HSD3B1 Genotype Predicts Prostate Cancer Outcomes Read more »

February 27, 2020 – Thiopurines are important antimetabolite drugs, which make up a critical part of curative treatment for ALL. Genetic variations can directly influence drug toxicity and effectiveness of thiopurines. Researchers at St. Jude and elsewhere previously identified NUDT15 …

Genetic variants of the NUDT15 gene drive toxicity in leukemia therapy Read more »

February 26, 2020 – Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder characterized by mild-to-moderate intellectual disability.The average IQ in males is under 55, while about two thirds of females are intellectually disabled. Physical features may include a long and narrow …

The first genetic test to aid in the diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome Read more »