January 08, 2023 – In precision and/or targeted medicine of today, physicians typically start out with the determination of the patients phenotypic expression of a disease (i.e., establish a clinical finding) and then go on into finding out the patients genetic …

Genomic variants traced forward to genetic disorders: A new approach? Read more »

November 20, 2022 – The genetics of drug side-effects. Some 95% of people have a gene variant that affects their response to at least one drug. Treating physicians, clinical researchers, and affected patients know all to well the serious problems that …

Is there pre-emptive genotyping to avoid adverse drug effects (ADRs)? Read more »

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 »

August 26, 2022 – Traditionally, pharmacovigilance (PV), is the pharmaceutical science relating to the “collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention” of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) with pharmaceutical products and associated therapies. Pharmacovigilance is based on information about ADRs received from patients and healthcare …

Pharmacogenovigilance: Has the time come? 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 »

June 23, 2022 – Expansion of pharmacogenetics education agreed as part of lawsuit settlement. This has just been the headline objective of one of the latest blogs from the PharmGKB blogspot, an NIH-funded resource (database) that provides information about how …

Real world theragenomics and personalised medicine Read more »

13 June 2022 – Sometimes, patients genetics can be bewildering and/or unjust. Common belief with patients and the general public would be that genetic variants would be responsible for causing all kinds of adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) and be at the …

Rare APOE genetic variants reduce Alzheimer’s risk Read more »