Genetic Future

Weekly Twitter summary

Some of you may know that I post many links of interest that don’t make it into a full blog post via Twitter. Since I know there are a number of blog readers who haven’t yet made the move to Twitter, I’m going to follow in Dan Vorhaus’ footsteps by posting a weekly roundup of useful links here on Genetic Future.
Here’s episode 1, encompassing the first week of 2010:

  • RT @eurogene Don’t worry, personal genomics is not dying (despite Peter Aldhous), it’s growing, just shedding skin
  • Pardis Sabeti’s beautiful work on refining signals of selection in the human genome is out in Science:
  • RT @attilacsordas: 8% of Your DNA Comes From a Virus
  • @carlzimmer reviews recent paper by Michael Lynch arguing humans face inevitable mutational decline:
  • 3 Chinese civil servants sue local government for genetic discrimination: (via @mikesgene)
  • Genetic analysis shows low ethnic diversity in embryonic stem cell lines: (blog post from @23andMe)
  • RT @genomicslawyer: How to rapidly grow a genetic databank? Make it “opt out”:
  • Loved Misha Angrist’s characteristically snarky take on the Khoury vs Stefansson debate:
  • How to view yourself in 3-dimensional plots of genetic ancestry from deCODEme: (post by @eurogene)
  • RT @PHGFoundation First report of vCJD without susceptibility genotype
  • Genetic research is valuable – but does it justify the millions invested? (article by @markgfh)
  • Bankrupt biotech deCODE Genetics to be delisted from NASDAQ tomorrow:
  • RT @blaine_5 SNPedia’s Top 10 SNPs of the Year –
  • What do you call a biologist who uses bioinformatics tools to do research, but doesn’t program?
  • Needless to say, I find Muin Khoury’s “genetic information is dangerous” argument less than compelling:
  • Debate in Eur J Clin Invest over the dangers and benefits of personal genomics: (via @eurogene)
  • RT @sangerinstitute: “All of the scientists and doctors [chose] the human genome as the key development of the decade.”
  • RT @alliejanson: Can personal genomics learn from the Naturopathic Medicine Model? New blog post:
  • RT @wellcometrust: Sir Mark Walport on Today on mind boggling amt of genetic info now available.
  • Controversy over gene patents is one of Discover’s top 100 stories of 2009:
  • Jessica Alba’s ancestry: Personal genomics comes to TV: /via @razibkhan
  • p-ter from Gene Expression summarises 3 recent Science papers on regulation of recombination rates:
  • Congrats to fellow Aussie-turned-Sanger-postdoc Liz Murchison – first author Science paper!

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