I’ve recently come across a funny flowchart on WarpedVisions.org. It helps you determine which category your website fits into:
- Brain rot
- Web 2.0 fluff
- Fanboy site
- Newb Egoblogger
- The Real Deal
It has nothing to do with genetics or personalized medicine, but it’s useful when you don’t have the power to blog after a hard day.
Here is an other game with which you can waste some time and learn interesting facts about an open heart surgery. First choose your grade and study the anatomy of the heart or let’s get into the operation. But don’t forget to monitor the patient’s blood and brain function.
It’s very realistic anyway. If you make a mistake, you should get a lawyer:
(Via A Hearty Life)
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At Edge.org, you can find the formulae of many famous scientists. It’s funny and interesting at the same time because you can learn a lot about a person by his/her formula. Check it out!
Here is my selection (click on the image to enlarge):
- Matt Ridley, the author of Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
(Via Gene Expression)
I’m going to write plenty of interesting articles in the next few days, but the only thing I can do now is to post these funny, web-related images. Enjoy and drop me a mail in case you have more!
Evolution, Mr. Anderson:
We always find some games and tests with which we can waste some time, but at least, this one seems to be interesting. Let’s find out how long you can expect to live based on some questions related to your health (smoking status, body-mass index, sport, diet, drinking etc.).
We developed the Longevity Game to give you a peek into your future by identifying the factors that can lead to a healthier, more productive life. At Northwestern Mutual, we know a thing or two about longevity because we’ve been tracking statistics that impact life since 1857. And that wealth of knowledge helped us shape the Longevity Game. Through the game, we hope to give you insight into your daily lifestyle—plus tips on how you can make some positive changes.
It’s funny and after answering all the questions, you get a nice image of yourself. Here is mine (anyway, it’s too nice to be true):
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I know I’m not a Craig Venter, Misha Angrist or anybody else in the list of the 10 subjects of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) whose genomes will be sequenced and published, but as I plan to pledge my life to personalized genetics, I’d love to know more about my genetic destiny. So I’ve created this ChipIn widget to try to make my dream come true and of course, any donation would be welcome.
Click here to see the progress…
According to the PGP or Venter, the 1000$ genome is going to be reality somewhen in the next few years. I believe it’s not going to be so easy, that’s why some SNPs (Single nucleotide polymorphism) of mine would be enough to know about. I want to try to prevent some diseases I have elevated risk for (e.g. proper diet in case I have elevated risk for obesity or diabetes). And even I don’t say I would make my genome public, I would like to take part in constructing the future of personalized medicine like that.
If I can raise some money, but can’t have my genome sequenced due to technical reasons, I will donate the whole sum to Genetic Alliance. Anyway at least, I’ve tried it…
Friday fun with medicine-related advertisements. I hope Vanessa will like these as well. Enjoy it!
Against second hand smoking
The source of the images is Print Ads.
(Hat Tip: Napi Adag )
Hsien-Hsien Lei always finds these colorful graphs and tools with which you can waste some time. But to be honest, I like these. Here is the TouchGraph of Scienceroll.com. It demonstrates the connections between sites and terms. Let’s try it with other sites or search terms.
Click on the image to enlarge!
Related tools and games with which you can also waste some time:
Would someone please explain it to me? I don’t even understand the title of the article…
(Hat Tip: Billrothhárom)
Update: Explanation at Clinical Cases and Images!
Are you a biopunk? What is that? Wikipedia says:
A growing number of scientists, artists and cultural critics are organizing to create public awareness of how human genomic information, produced by bioinformatics, gets used and misused. On the basis of a presumed parallel between genetic and computational code, science journalist Annalee Newitz has called for open-sourcing of genomic databases. Biological Innovation for Open Society is a notable initiative of the biopunk movement.
Self-described “transgenic artist” Eduardo Kac uses biotechnology and genetics to create provocative works that concommitantly revel in scientific techniques and critique them. In what is probably his most famous work, Alba, Kac collaborated with a French laboratory to procure a green-fluorescent rabbit; a rabbit implanted with a green fluorescent protein gene from a type of jellyfish in order for the rabbit to fluoresce green under ultraviolet light.
Photo: Chrystelle Fontaine