Biotechnology, Genetics, Toxicology

Genetically Modified Foods (American Academy of Environmental Medicine)

There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health
effects. There is causation as defined by Hill’s Criteria in the areas of
strength of association, consistency, specificity, biological gradient, and
biological plausibility.5 The strength of association and consistency
between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies. …

BioChemistry, Genetics, Toxicology

New paradigm identifies gene responsible for acetaminophen-induced liver injury (FierceBiotech)

In this study, a team of researchers led by Dr. David Threadgill of North
Carolina State University utilized mouse genetics to aid the search for
candidate genes linked to acetaminophen-induced liver injury in humans. “We
approached the study from the perspective that drugs are used in very
heterogeneous patient populations, and that drug-induced toxicities are likely
the result of a person’s genetic makeup,” …