U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

by jeeg 30. January 2015 21:54
  The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up. At the heart of the "precision medicine" initiative, announc... [More]

Panel Discussion: The Human Genome and Human Health - Will the Promise Be Fulfilled?

by jeeg 4. November 2011 22:55
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of The Human Genome Project, an achievement that promised to revolutionize the way we understand and treat human disease. But has that promise been fulfilled? How much has the genome added to our knowledge of the human condition and helped u... [More]

Did journalists overstate the promise of the human genome project?

by jeeg 24. May 2011 23:19
Note that in the Nature Network Boston report on Tuesday’s panel on the human genome project, Broad Institute chief Eric Lander says that journalists naively reported that the genome map would rapidly lead to cures for many diseases.    Lander sai... [More]

Building a Mouse from Synthetic DNA

by jeeg 12. October 2010 20:42
Scientists have successfully created a small part of the DNA needed to build a mouse from scratch. It's just a step on on the long road to synthetic life, but in the short term their breakthrough could prevent genetic disease. Previously the researchers, at the Venter Institute, synthesized a... [More]

Ozzy Osbourne's Genome is Sequenced

by jeeg 15. June 2010 21:35
THE mystery of why Ozzy Osbourne is still alive after decades of drug and alcohol abuse may finally be solved. The 61-year-old former Black Sabbath lead singer — who this week begins his health advice column in The Sunday Times Magazine — is to become one of only a few people in t... [More]

DNA Revolution-Hype or Hope?

by jeeg 6. June 2010 15:13
                     Thus suggests Sharon Begley of Newsweek in her recent article DNA As Crystal Ball: Buyer Beware.   Begley points to a study in the May 12, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association t... [More]

First Person in the World Prescribed Medicine Based on Genome Analysis

by jeeg 8. May 2010 19:15
Do you want to know what your genetic predilection is to various diseases that may kill you? A healthy 40 year-old professor of bioengineering at Stanford School of Medicine recently had his entire genome analyzed for approximately $50,000. In an attempt to determine what diseases he may g... [More]

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