August 22, 2021 – A new study of the genetics underlying facial features finds that East Africans have some unique facial genetics and some that are shared with Europeans. The findings, published August 19th in PLOS Genetics by Chenxing Liu, …

Study of East Africans illuminates new genetic factors underlying human faces Read more »

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 …

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May 01, 2021 – Fish oil supplements are a billion-dollar industry built on a foundation of a huge array of studies, sometimes with contra-dictionary outcomes, indicating a reduction of serum triglycerides (TAGs) but somewhat mixed effects on other circulating cardiovascular biomarkers. Genetic …

Fish oil: Your genotype may tell you to take it or not Read more »

March 28, 2021 – Recent reports from the United Kingdom (UK) and from throughout the European Union (EU) have suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) vaccine made by AstraZeneca was at the origin of the development of a very rare type …

Covid-19 Vaccines: Is there genetic predisposition for thrombosis? Read more »

January 30, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable morbidity and mortality, and has resulted in the death of over a million people to date. The clinical manifestations of Covid-19 disease, caused by its underlying virus SARS-CoV-2, vary widely in …

Strong evidence of genetic predisposition for COVID-19 disease Read more »

January 29, 2021 – Biomedical research may miss important key information by ignoring genetic ancestry.  A recent study of residents of African-American descent of four distinct U.S. cities revealed variations in genetic ancestry and social status that underscore the inadequacy …

We knew it all along: African descent comes in variations 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 »

November 19, 2020 – Does genetic variation gives rise to differences in mathematical ability? Based on the observation that certain individuals can solve a simple mental arithmetic, such as the square root of nine, in a split second while other …

Two times two equals five. Some of the genetics behind mathematical capability Read more »

June 13, 2020 – To help disentangle the secrets of Covid-19 disease, researchers are sequencing the DNA of young grown-ups and children who suffer from extreme Covid-19 disease ailments in spite of having no hidden clinical issues. The scientists are …

Study looks at genetic background of healthy people who develop severe Covid-19 illness 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 »