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,” …

BioChemistry, Education, Genetics

Is genetics research the next big hobby? (FierceBioResearcher)

“Can genetics map onto electronics–is it ready to go into the garage shop in a
hobbyist sense?” said Church. “That’s the question she’s asking, and I think
that’s a very big, profound question… There seems to be a very deep and
growing curiosity about genetics that might dwarf electronics. No matter how
much we love our gadgets, we’re totally fascinated by our ancestry and health.” …