July 14, 2021 – Why does a SARS-CoV-2 infection make some people so sick with Covid-19 disease? Ans why doe 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 »

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 05, 2020 – Lung adenocarcinoma is a common cancer and leads to more than one million deaths each year, Lung tumors isolated from adenocarcinoma patients of East Asian ancestry have a less complex genomic architecture than tumors from European …

East Asians, Europeans: Genomic Features of Lung Adenocarcinoma Differ Read more »

January 26, 2020 – An effort to map thousends of genomes across Asia has certainly the potential to find novel gene variants affecting disease and responses to drugs, and to reveal the complex origins of Asian populations. In a pilot …

The diversity of Asian genomes Read more »

January 26, 2020 – Common belief holds that differences in genes (i.e., allelic variants) in combination with differing frequencies of such allelic variants in populations of different ethnic background may explain the differences in the frequency and/or severity of overt …

Degree of African ancestry may influence gene expression levels Read more »

November 03, 2019 – Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a lethal, inherited genetic disease affecting more than 70,000 people worldwide. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and causes abnormal buildup of thick mucus in the lungs and digestive tract that leads …

In Caribbeans cystic fibrosis (CF) is driven by very rare CFTR mutations Read more »

October 20, 2019 – Sequencing African genomes yields new data resource with broad applicability. By collaborating globally in a new, large-scale effort, researchers have made strong progress in sequencing genomes from regions and countries across Africa. These findings will enable …

Hidden secrets in African genomes revealed by large scale sequencing Read more »

August 07, 2019 – Blonde hair is a rare human phenotype found almost exclusively in Europe and Oceania. Human pigmentation varies considerably within and among populations and is a function of both variation in exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and …

Black people with natural blonde hair – Everything is possible in genetics Read more »

August 03, 2019 – Africa is considered the original cradle of all humanity, to which all humans can trace their genetic origin. This may be very interesting in the context of diseases that are due to genetic predispositions both in …

ZRANB3 in African Populations: New Type 2 Diabetes risk locus identified Read more »

August 01, 2019 – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or other threats on a person’s life. Symptoms may include disturbing …

Risk loci for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Read more »