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 getting the hang of interpreting the results, but overall the outcome seems overwhelmingly positive. Further replication will be required to confirm our initial findings, of course.
I also have another major announcement due later today - stay tuned.

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Utterly angelic...

By Linda Avey (not verified) on 14 Sep 2010 #permalink

Wow! And I was worried you'd name him "Square".


By Robert West (not verified) on 14 Sep 2010 #permalink


Congratulations on this wonderful news, to you and your co-PI. If I recall your proposal, this is to be a nature-nurture effort... it's sure to be an engaging and rewarding long-term project!

Congrats Daniel! Best looking data I've seen in a long time!

By Anthony Fejes (not verified) on 14 Sep 2010 #permalink

He's so handsome! Congratulations, Daniel!

By Lisa Osborne (not verified) on 14 Sep 2010 #permalink

What a happy picture. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!

By Edward Winstead (not verified) on 14 Sep 2010 #permalink

Congratulations Daniel! Both on the move to Wired and especially on the cute little F1.

Picture perfect!! Couldn't have better results. Congratulations to you and your wife Daniel!
Look forward to future postings of Genetic Future and F1's!

By Susan Colilla (not verified) on 15 Sep 2010 #permalink

Many congratulations! Do you have his spit sample yet?

By Kevin Davies (not verified) on 15 Sep 2010 #permalink

Cute little nugget! u sure u r the dad? :)

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations.

Kevin and Michael - we're holding off on the genetic testing for a while, but I do have some intriguing phenotypic evidence supporting paternity. Keep an eye out for an upcoming post on this over at Wired. :-)