Why Genes are Leftwing

by jeeg 14. October 2010 00:54
When the map of the human genome was presented to the world in 2001, psychiatrists had high hopes for it. Itemising all our genes would surely provide molecular evidence that the main cause of mental illness was genetic – something psychiatrists had long believed. Drug companies were wet... [More]

Ten Year Anniversary of the Human Genome Project - Expectations Diminshed

by jeeg 26. June 2010 00:01
Ten years ago the Human Genome Project announced it had completed the first draft of the blueprint for human life. It was hailed as a huge scientific advance, comparable to putting a man on the moon. President Bill Clinton declared: "We'll go from knowing almost nothing about how our genes w... [More]

Regulating DTC testing is common sense

by jeeg 23. June 2010 01:35
Mike the Mad Biologist thinks regulating DTC testing is common sense.  On his blog he says: This post might put me at odds with much of the science bloggysphere, but I think a lot of the concern over congressional and FDA hearings over whether 'over-the-counter' genetic screening and ... [More]

Human Genome Project at Ten Years- Questions Grow as to Value of Genomic Medicine Research

by jeeg 17. June 2010 18:52
Andrew Pollack joins Nicholas Wade ( "Awaiting the Genome Payoff" in the New York Times) in questioning the wholesale focus of biological research in the promise of genetics as personalized medicine without much to show for it. He writes:  "Ten years after President Bill C... [More]

FDA Starts to Look at DTC Genetic Testing

by jeeg 14. June 2010 23:58
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on 23andMe and other companies that sell genetic tests directly to consumers. The F.D.A. sent letters this week to five companies involved in that business, saying their tests are medical devices that must receive regulatory approval befo... [More]

FDA sends letters to Illumina and genomics suspected of selling unapproved products

by jeeg 12. June 2010 00:26
  FDA has informed four consumer genomics services providers and Illumina that it believes the firms are selling unapproved diagnostic devices, according to a report published by the GenomeWeb Daily News. Letters were sent to Knome, 23andMe, Decode Genetics, and Navigenics. Illumina also ... [More]

Inborn Talent Genetic Test: New Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test for Buffoonery

by jeeg 11. June 2010 20:20
Absurdism is a philosophy stating that the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning in the universe will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd), because no such meaning exists, at least in relation to the individual. “The Absurd,” therefore, is commonly used in philosophical di... [More]
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