Evidence of the Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group (DPWG) for a gene-drug interaction between UGT1A1 and irinotecan

Swen J, Wilting I, Goede A, de, Grandia L, Mulder H, Touw D et al. Pharmacogenetics: From seat to byte. Clin Pharm is there. 2008; 83: 781-7. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.clpt.6100507. Article Google Scholar Gotchelar HJ. Pharmacogenetics, new section in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Eur J Hum Genet. 2018; 26: 1399 – 400. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0205-4. Article PubMed … Read more

Learning mitigates genetic drift Scientific reports

Genetic drift describes random fluctuations in allelic diversity in a population. In this article, we conclude that a systematic increase in an organism’s chances of survival in response to a random source of death, for example, learning from experience, mitigates genetic drift (a decrease in the number of alleles) even when overall mortality rates remain … Read more

Muscular dystrophy: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

The disease can occur in adulthood or in the perinatal period; In the latter case, it is called congenital and has a more severe course. The organs involved in one way or another are the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the endocrine system, vision, muscles and, of course, the respiratory system. Muscular dystrophy is … Read more

Uta’s dad wrote a book inspired by a son with a rare genetic disorder

Cameron and Hannah Bell, with their son Samuel, who has a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 9p. Cameron says he was inspired to write a book that describes the perspective of someone who, like Samuel, suffers from a life-altering genetic disorder. (Photo by Megan Stallings) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes DRAPER – When Cameron Bell … Read more

US COVID cases: New sub-variants, Holiday gatherings may bring more coronavirus, but experts don’t expect sharp increase

As millions of Americans travel to get together with friends and family over the next few days, there’s a good chance that COVID-19 will follow. Experts predict that Thanksgiving gatherings will spark social networks and give new variants of the novel coronavirus new pockets of vulnerable people. As a result, cases and hospitalizations may increase … Read more

Human evolution wasn’t just about the musical note, but how it was played

Duke team researchers She identified a set of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that appear to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from the chimpanzee lineage, but before splitting with Neanderthals. Our brains are larger, and our guts are shorter than that of our ape peers. said … Read more

Map of the ancient world flycatcher family tree

Photo: The European Robin is more closely related to the African White-browed Robin-Chat than to the Japanese Robin of East Asia, despite the close similarity in appearance between European and Japanese Robins and the sharply different plumage of the European Robin and White Robin-chat. The similarity between the two robins is an example of convergent … Read more

The Three-legged Stool for Successful Growth Processes: Climate, Agriculture, and Genetics – Part 3

This is part 3 in Three-legged stool for successful growth processes series. Click here to see Part 1 And the Here to watch Part 2. Stay tuned for Part 4, which is coming next week. Correct construction Aerobic and hydroponic systems breed plants at a very accelerated rate. The “clean room” type of building approach … Read more