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 08, 2021 – In the period of the Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging spectrum of severe adverse (drug) reactions (SADRs) of the anti-Covid-19 vaccines in some patients receiving these vaccines, one easily forgets about the same phenomenon of SADRS …

Fingolimod (Gilenya): Warnings on severe liver failures Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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June 13, 2020 – To help disentangle the secrets of Covid-19 disease, researchers are sequencing the DNA of young grown-ups and children who suffer from extreme Covid-19 disease ailments in spite of having no hidden clinical issues. The scientists are …

Study looks at genetic background of healthy people who develop severe Covid-19 illness Read more »

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June 07, 2020 – Most children with rare genetic diseases spend years undergoing medical tests and waiting for a diagnosis—a long, exhausting process that takes its toll on children and their families. Almost half of these children never get a …

Diagnoses for children with rare genetic diseases by 3-D facial scans Read more »

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May 22, 2020 – Host factors (i.e., disease phenotypes and/or predispositions) instead of viral genetic variation seem to impact more on sickness severity among Covid-19 patients, as indicated by an investigation from China. Scientists in Shanghai analyzed clinical, atomic, and …

Host factors may influence Covid-19 severity more than viral genetic variation Read more »

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May 07, 2020 – Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater than 3 cm or more than 50% larger than normal. AAAs usually cause no symptoms, except during rupture. Occasionally, abdominal, back, or leg …

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Genetic scoring can identify more men at risk Read more »

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