September 25, 2022 – Nearly 2000 years ago the Roman scholar and natural philosopher Pliny the Elder wrote in his Natural History: “Ex Africa surgit semper aliquid novi” (from Africa there is always something new). This quote beautifully applies to …

Genetic studies of African populations on disease susceptibility and response to vaccines and therapeutics  Read more »

September 21, 2022 – Here, a big bias in genetic research into its applicability on “personalized”, or “precision”, or “theragenomic” medicine is finally addressed and brought forward to all involved in these fields. The problem until now is (and was} that …

Ethnic equity in precision medicine Read more »

September 03, 2022 – Sometimes, in sleepless nights, as an ever and never stopping inquiring mind, you may stumble over just flabbergastingly mind-boggling stuff like this. The issue is “doppelgänger” and the possible genetic similarities behind it. Doppelgänger means people that …

My doppelgänger: Has he/she my DNA and my genes too? Read more »

August 21, 2022 – Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common, incurable autoimmune disease that affects millions of individuals worldwide, with a particularly high prevalence among women. A genetic variant, called HLA-DRB1*03:01, is the greatest risk factor for the condition, …

Serious lupus: Strong genetic risk factor on its path Read more »

August 18, 2022 – The question why certain patients suffer from very severe, even fatal conditions after infections with SARS-CoV-2 has occupied patients, the general population, medical professionals, and the media all alike for some time now. As a basic researcher …

Do genomic regions influence the severity of Covid-19 disease? Read more »

29 July 2022 – This is a mind-boggling article out of the MedicalXpress news portal, which I present here almost original and unedided. So, all the credentials go to the authors at MedicalXpress. Here the article: The Rady Children’s Institute for …

Is there rapid management of 500 (rare) genetic diseases? Read more »

21 July 2022 – Blockchain is a digital technology that allows a secure and decentralized record of transactions that is increasingly used for everything from cryptocurrencies to artwork. But blockchain also is entering or is increasingly used in any environment, …

Blockchain: Genomics instead of bitcoins Read more »

April 30, 2022 – In a very recent report published in PLoS Genetics  by Dr. Verma of the Corporal Michael Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, and colleagues, new data from the Veterans Affairs Million Veteran Program (MVP) has …

Genetic links revealed between severe COVID-19 and other diseases Read more »

February 20, 2022 – Genomics data are currently being produced at unprecedented rates, resulting in increased knowledge discovery and submission to public data repositories. Hopefully, these data assemblies will one day serve the advanced implementation of theragenomics and personalized medicine …

AGMP: The African Genomic Medicine Portal Read more »

January 30, 2022 – This was retrospectively seen information just in time for the holiday season. A new study in Scientific Reports on December 13 2021 comforts people who like to eat lots of black chocolate and to drink their coffee black …

What do genes tell about black coffee and chocolate? Read more »