In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Yet another study (published by geneticists who have a vested interest to come up with results that say otherwise) according to which for the vast majority of diseases genes explain at most 5% of the cause. So, worded differently, more than 95% of the risk of developing a particular disease is entirely environmental. Btw, those … Read more In most cases, genes have less than 5% contribution to disease risk

Down Syndrome (DS) cognitive handicap is due to (cellular) stress, may be reversible

If there is any disease that is currently considered incurable even in principles, it likely comes from the group of inherited/genetic disorders. Perhaps the most well-known one, due to rapidly rising incidence and thus publicity, is DS. Perhaps its most disabling aspect of DS is the cognitive dysfunction that manifest in such patients. The bulk … Read more Down Syndrome (DS) cognitive handicap is due to (cellular) stress, may be reversible

There’s no gay gene

Very apt title, in my opinion at least. And then it comes to genetic explanations of diseases, I guess an even more apt addition would be “another one bites the dust”. Recently, I posted about the complete and utter failure of the genetic hypothesis to explain depression. That indictment on the genetic link in depression … Read more There’s no gay gene

GWAS predicting height are bunk; same likely the case for disease-prediction

Another study calls into question the validity of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), at least when it comes to traits such as height. Height (together with IQ) was once hailed as one of the most genetically-sensitive traits and so-called polygenic scores were developed that were claimed to predict a person’s height within a fraction of a … Read more GWAS predicting height are bunk; same likely the case for disease-prediction

There is no “Depression Gene”, and any “evidence” of a genetic cause so far has been fairy tales

I did not think that I would see such a brave post appear on the front page of “Science” magazine, but here it is below. Apparently, common sense is finally starting to prevail in psychiatry and some doctors have had enough with the whole genetics fraud. They published a paper arguing that not only there … Read more There is no “Depression Gene”, and any “evidence” of a genetic cause so far has been fairy tales