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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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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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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January 15, 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies combined hormonal contraception as an unacceptable health risk in the presence of a known thrombogenic mutation but advises against routine thrombophilia genetic testing before initiating combined oral contraceptives (COC’s) on …

Combined hormonal contraception: Is there an unacceptable health risk? Read more »

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January 19, 2018 – Patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) find value in genetic testing for the disease, whether or not they have a family history of the condition, according to findings from a survey conducted by U.S. researchers, …

Is genetic testing of value for ALS patients? Read more »

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June 25, 2014 -The genetics startup 23andMe said on Friday it is one step closer to resuming sales of its full-fledged health product, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepting its first health report for review. The home genetics …

Genetics Startup 23andMe takes Step on Path to FDA Approval Read more »

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March 17, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a Boxed Warning to the label for Clopidogrel [Plavix], the anti-blood clotting medication. The Boxed Warning is about patients who do not effectively metabolize the drug (i.e. …

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Reduced effectiveness of Clopidogrel [Plavix] in patients who are poor metabolizers (i.e. carriers of selected CYP2C19 allelic variants) of the drug Read more »

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