The Philippine Journal of Science is now accepting submissions for a special issue on Genomics, dedicated to exploring the application of ‘omics technology and bioinformatics in the country, covering all areas of biological investigation, including but not limited to health, agriculture, biodiversity, ethnicity, and forensics.
Thousands of cases of multi-drug resistant Mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) have been observed in the Philippines but studies on the genotypes that underlie the observed drug resistance profiles have been lacking. This study aimed to analyse whole genomes of clinical isolates of MTB representing varying resistance profiles to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in resistance-associated genes.
The “wooden-steps” hypothesis [Distel DL, et al. (2000) Nature 403:725–726] proposed that large chemosynthetic mussels found at deep-sea hydrothermal vents descend from much smaller species associated with sunken wood and other organic deposits, and that the endosymbionts of these progenitors made use of hydrogen sulfide from biogenic sources (e.g., decaying wood) rather than from vent fluids.
This study aimed to discover genetic variants in the entire 101 kB vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene for vitamin D deficiency in a group of postmenopausal Filipino women using targeted next generation sequencing (TNGS) approach in a case–control study design.
The potential of Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) technology to vastly expand the capabilities of human identification led to the emergence of different MPS platforms that use forensically relevant genetic markers.
Dengue virus (DENV) infection is currently at pandemic levels, with populations in tropical and subtropical regions at greatest risk of infection. Early diagnosis and management remain the cornerstone for good clinical outcomes, thus efficient and accurate diagnostic technology in the early stage of the disease is urgently needed.
Previously rare A2ML1 variants were identified to confer otitis media susceptibility in an indigenous Filipino community and in otitis-prone US children.
The restriction point marks a switch in G1 from growth factor-dependent to growth factor-independent progression of the cell cycle. The proper regulation of this switch is important for normal cell processes; aberrations could result in a number of diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, stroke and myocardial infarction.
To identify genetic and environmental risk factors for otitis media in an indigenous Filipino population. Cross-sectional study.Indigenous Filipino community.Clinical history and information on breastfeeding, tobacco smoke exposure, and swimming were obtained from community members.
Cleft palate (CP) is a common birth defect occurring in 1 in 2,500 live births. Approximately half of infants with CP have a syndromic form, exhibiting other physical and cognitive disabilities. The other half have nonsyndromic CP, and to date, few genes associated with risk for nonsyndromic CP have been characterized.