Genetic Future

Archives for September, 2008

I have every intention of living forever, but I’m deeply aware of a number of factors that stand in my way. I’m not female, for a start; I wasn’t born to a young mother; I enjoy my food far too much to ever consider caloric restriction; and I hate exercise with a passion. So right…

Nature News has a special feature on “big data” – a broad look at the demands of the brave new world of massively high-throughput data generation, and the solutions adopted by research institutes and corporations to deal with those demands. The image to the left (from an article in the feature by Boing Boing‘s Cory…

Welcome to Genetic Future

Welcome to the new look Genetic Future, now hosted on ScienceBlogs. In around five years, a complete genome sequence will be readily affordable for most citizens of wealthy industrialised nations – even those of us on a researcher’s salary. At the same time we will have access to vast amounts of data about the effects…