Genetic Future

Archives for September, 2010

Oddities of the odds ratio

Over at Genomes Unzipped, my esteemed colleague Carl Anderson has his first ever blog post: an exploration of the various ways in which the effects of genetic variants on disease risk can vary from person to person.  This potential variation has been the cause of much angst among critics of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry.…

Genetic Future is moving to Wired

In my second big piece of news for the day, I’m pleased to announce that Genetic Future will shortly be moving to a  the brand new Wired Science Blogs network. While the network was announced today there will be a brief hiatus before I get started in my new home, due to the time constraints…

My genetic future, part 2: results

For those who haven’t already heard via Twitter or other means, there’s a good reason I’ve been so quiet the past few weeks. My first collaborative genetic experiment with my wife – for which I presented some promising preliminary data back in February – finally generated results on August 28th: Figure 1: Tobias MacArthur We’re still…