Genetic Future

Archives for April, 2009

GenomeWeb Daily News points to a new funding opportunity from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for researchers interested in studying the link between genetic variants and variation in the expression levels of genes. This is an incredibly important area of research. Genome-wide association studies have recently uncovered vast numbers of DNA regions linked…

Genetic Future on Twitter

So I’m trying this Twitter thing all the cool kids are talking about – seems like a handy way to share interesting genetics-related stuff that doesn’t quite warrant a full blog post. If you are so inclined you can follow me here. That is all.  Subscribe to Genetic Future.

I noted yesterday that the annual earnings report of Icelandic biotech giant deCODE Genetics, one of the major players in modern human genetics, suggested that the company is veering steadily towards financial oblivion.  Today the company had a crucial earnings call – anyone interested in the details of deCODE’s plight, or at least a sanitised corporate…

Personalised medicine pioneers Helix Health have announced their intention to seize control of the assets of personal genomics company 23andMe. Helix Health founder Steve Murphy (left) laid out his takeover plans during a press conference this morning. “It’s time to seize the moral high ground!!!!” he proclaimed, physically spelling out the additional exclamation marks to…