Genetic Future

Weekly Twitter summary

Continuing my new tradition, here are some of the genomics-related links and information I posted on Twitter this week:

  • RT @decodegenetics: The opportunity to migrate to deCODEme ends on February 1st 2010.
  • Gah, it burns! RT @jcbarret: Science publishes behavioral genetic association, N=72 humans and 68 mice
  • The Motley Fool discusses flow-on benefits to personal genomics companies as sequencing costs drop:
  • RT @Duncande: Complete Genomics announced 1 hour ago the $1500 genome, 1 day after Illumina announced $10,000 genome, at the JP Morgan mt.
  • Harnessing citizen science for genome annotation projects: (post by @digitalbio)
  • RT @lindaavey: #JPM 3 Complete Genomics customers have already submitted papers.
  • @lindaavey reports from #jpm10 meeting that @CompleteGenomic has delivered 50 genomes and promises 5K more in 2010.
  • Mike Stratton & Peter Campbell from @sangerinstitute on cancer genome seq in Nature (HT @EdwardWinstead)
  • Great post from @edyong209 on the rapid evolution of primate Y chromosomes:
  • $HLCS Helicos shares are down after the $ILMN Illumina announcement:
  • Dramatic news from @bioitworld: Visigen founder sues Life Tech for breach of contract and fraud:
  • @lukejostins notes, sensibly, that second-generation sequencers ain’t dead yet:
  • RT @genomicslawyer: Microsoft announces Bing Health (“bringing knowledge into health search”):
  • @Navigenics successfully convinces the NY Department of Health to license its personal genomics test:
  • Reporter tries 3 ancestry tests; why are people disappointed when their ancestry results are unsurprising?
  • RT @genomicslawyer: NewScientist on the reliability of forensic DNA databases: (feature) & (op-ed)
  • RT @blaine_5: More DIY genetics: using @23andMe data to compare theoretical v. actual relatedness
  • New blog post from @lindaavey on the importance of phenotype definitions in genetic research:
  • @virginiahughes @phylogenomics @blaine_5 @genomicslawyer In 2025, parents-to-be who don’t get carrier testing will be viewed with horror.
  • And more on the way… RT @girlscientist deCODE: still alive, still publishing in Nature Genetics.
  • RT zlyoga: My 91 year old grandmother giving her @23andme spit sample
  • From the Office of Alarmist Headlines: (DNA methylation changes != higher disease risk)
  • RT @digitalbio My experience with cloud computing: In the cloud, Next Gen DNA sequencing computes
  • RT @genegeek If criminal behaviour is genetic, should it be punished?
  • Cute imagery… RT @hhofconnecticut: Personal Genomics, a lot like a Belly Flop @dgmacarthur

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