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 …

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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 »

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? 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 »

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 »