Sunday, March 1, 2020

Why do I as a non-Caucasian get side effects when I take medicine?

Ans: Because "Africans" represent only 2% of the genetic samples used for pharmaceutical research!

"...Drugs are not even made with Africans in mind, they are not trialled clinically with an African population, so what you have is drugs with lower efficacy for African populations and with poorer safety profiles," 

How decoding African DNA could help fight disease