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 »

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February 22, 2020 – Genetic studies rely almost entirely on genomes from people of Caucasian descent. While all around the world, tissue and blood banks have sprung up to catalog human genome’s many mysteries, this was not the case for Africa. …

Tapping into the massive potential of African genomes: 54gene Read more »

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February 01, 2020 – Soccer headers might be more risky for APOE4 genotype carriers – this is the headline of a very recent Reuters Health article appearing in Medscape. Thus, soccer players with apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) genotype may want to …

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August 13, 2019 – Onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi (Zolgensma) is an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients less than 2 years of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with bi-allelic mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 …

Onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi (Zolgensma): Approval strategy with manipulated data? Read more »

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June 13, 2019 – This is simply fascinating stuff. Researchers are testing neural networks that automatically combine portrait photos with genetic and phenotypic patient data in order to obtain definitive diagnosis of hereditary rare diseases, all with the help of artificial …

Where portrait photos meet genetics and AI Read more »

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January 21, 2019 – Stuff to Read: As the Y chromosome is disappearing, we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to men, while asking if we could, and/or should, engineer animals to be as smart as us as humans? As the person …

Stuff to read: Why should our Y chromosome disappear, after all? Read more »

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January 09, 2019 – Women should be alerted: Is there a thing like breast implant associated cancer (BIA-ALCL)? Yes, there is. Not every woman with a breast implant will get it, however. In fact, BIA-ALCL seems to be a rather rare condition; …

Is there breast implant-associated cancer (BIA-ALCL)? Read more »

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December 12, 2018 – The application of CRISPR/Cas9 based molecular technology in the field of gene editing (or genome editing) has recently had its exploded limelight exposure for a couple of reasons. The question arises if this exposure is earned or …

CRISPR/Cas9 for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Prime time already? Read more »

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August 12, 2018 – Findings from a retrospective case-control study were published online August 8, 2018, in JAMA Dermatology indicate that the use of certain dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor drugs are associated with a small but significantly elevated risk for developing bullous …

Risk of Bullous Pemphigoid with Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Read more »

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May 10, 2018 – A seemingly higher incidence of prostate cancer and resulting fatalities in African-American men than in European-Amcerican men has been noted for quite some time. New research published in Molecular Oncology may help explain why African American …

Ethnic disparities in the occurrence of prostate cancer Read more »

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