Genome Revolution Is Skipping Nonwhites

by jeeg 14. July 2011 22:01
The gold standard of modern genomics studies, the results of which guide thousands of investigations into the genetic roots of disease and development, are based almost exclusively on people of European ancestry. Unless that changes, most of humanity might miss out on the genomic revolution. ... [More]

23andme Questions GWAS Longevity Study

by jeeg 8. July 2010 02:09
A genome-wide association study of extreme longevity published last week in the journal Science has been receiving a lot of press attention.  The results are quite extraordinary: the authors identify 70 loci with genome-wide significant evidence for association with living past the age of... [More]

What if the Geneticists are Wrong?

by jeeg 5. June 2010 00:35
By Dr. Barry Starr-   Scientists have thought that they had a pretty good handle on how genetic diseases work. A certain DNA difference causes a certain gene to work incorrectly leading to a specific genetic disease. And importantly, people with a disease tend to share the same DNA diff... [More]
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