Gene Genie #19: Geneticalization
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Gene Genie is the blog carnival of genes and gene-related diseases. Our plan is to cover the whole genome before 2082 (it means 14-15 genes every two weeks). But we also accept articles on the news of genomics and personalized genetics. Let’s get ready to the geneticalization:
Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA tells us that New Line Genetics and SellMyDNA.com Offer $5,000 for Your DNA. Would you sell it?
Nature’s Nascent has a short report about the amazing story of Hugh Rienhoff, his daughter and her DNA.
Misha Angrist at Genomeboy comments the same story in the Don’t try this at home, kids post.
Steve Murphy, our Gene Sherpa, expresses his opinion on a new gene in sudden cardiac death.
Ramūnas Janavičius at Cancer-Genetics examines the single nucleotides polymorphisms of the gene SMAD7 which is important in scleroderma as well.
Larry Moran, our favourite professor and author of Sandwalk, has a post about diversity and the major histocompatibility (MHC) loci.
PZ Myers at Pharyngula says mutations in the CFTR gene cause Cystic Fibrosis.
Alan Cann at MicrobiologyBytes reports that a variation in two key genes can predict the course of progression to AIDS.
Razib Kahn at Gene Expression has a reference-full article about the Neandertals’ red hair.
Genome Sequencing and Genetic Research:
Strange facts about DNA, genes, genetics and the human genome.
Philippe Campeau at OMMBID Blog shares some articles about neurotransmitter diseases with us.
Ramunas again with Knome | The First Whole-Genome Sequencing Co.
David Hamilton at VentureBeat presents gene-expression diagnostics.
T. Ryan Gregory at Genomicron asks a strange question: Are you a cat genome person or a dog genome person?
The Biotech Weblog had an interesting post about a FISH-based test identifing genetic abnormalities in plasma cell malignancies.
Nautilus talks about an important issue, Opportunities for women in early genetics.
The study of the week award goes to the PredictER blog: Genetic Research: Watson or Spears?
Rahul Shetty at Constructive Medicine examines the exact definition of Personal Health Records.
Elaine Warburton at Genetics and Health raised some concerns: Personalized Medicine leaves public confused.
Let’s finish this edition with an other idiot video, the guy’s name is Gene Gene, the dancing machine (I’m sorry for the bad humour…):
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