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 »

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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 »

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April 24, 2020 – The klotho gene is named after the fanciful Greek goddess of destiny Clotho who turns the string of life known to be related with longer life and improved cognizance. In modern biology, allelic variants of the …

Klotho’s role in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease revealed? Read more »

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February 20, 2020 – Traditional cardiovascular risk factors often assessed in an annual physical, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, and smoking status, may at least be as valuable in predicting who will develop coronary heart disease (CHD) as …

Heart disease prediction by traditional risk factors as good as with an exhaustive genetic test Read more »

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February 16, 2020 – An often asked question is whether there is an association between sexual orientation and lifetime prevalence of skin cancer. According to a cross-sectional study of 845’ 264 adults in the US, just published in JAMA Dermatology as recent …

How relates lifetime prevalence of skin cancer to sexual orientation Read more »

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September 18, 2019 – This post is an edited version of parts of a paper that appeared in the Journal of Personalised Medicine (JPM) a week ago und which addresses one of the important topics in connection with the themes of …

Clinical evidence and implementation challenges for pharmacogenomic testing Read more »

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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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August 13, 2019 – A very significant research article by the title “Allele specific repair of splicing mutations in cystic fibrosis through AsCas12a genome editing” has just appeared in the open access Journal Nature Communications. This work provide hope to patients with …

Cystic fibrosis: CFTR-gene editing may cure this genetic disease Read more »

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August 07, 2019 – Blonde hair is a rare human phenotype found almost exclusively in Europe and Oceania. Human pigmentation varies considerably within and among populations and is a function of both variation in exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and …

Black people with natural blonde hair – Everything is possible in genetics Read more »

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August 03, 2019 – Africa is considered the original cradle of all humanity, to which all humans can trace their genetic origin. This may be very interesting in the context of diseases that are due to genetic predispositions both in …

ZRANB3 in African Populations: New Type 2 Diabetes risk locus identified Read more »

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