What are the gut microbiota and gut microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract (gut) is populated by an enormously heterogeneous and different group of microorganisms (up of trillions of cells and over 1000 species) including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi. Therefore, … Continue reading Genetics in the human gastrointestinal tract: what we do know about our gut microbiota
What is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a treatable but incurable cancer of the blood in which certain immune cells (known as plasma cells) accumulate in the bone marrow, which is the spongy tissue inside some bones where body’s blood … Continue reading What is the role of genetics in the development of Multiple Myeloma?
What is Gilbert’s Syndrome? Gilbert’s syndrome, also known as familial nonhemolytic jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia 1, is a common, benign genetic hepatic dysfunction that occurs when the liver does not process bilirubin correctly (the liver is not able to degrade bilirubin). … Continue reading The genetic basis of Gilbert’s Syndrome: an overview.
What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease (a failure of the body’s immune system that induces the body to attack its own tissues) in which gluten activates an immune response that destroys the villi, tiny finger-like protrusions … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the genetics of celiac disease