by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted October 21, 2007 in DNA Podcasts and Videos, DNA in General
Welcome to Gene Genie #18 with the Personal Genomics (PG) Tips Chimp!
Grrlscientist at Living the Scientific Life examines the genetic link between SSRIs and suicidal ideation. (Editor’s note: Neuromark has begun developing two trials for the first genetic test to examine the markers–GRIK2 and GRIA3–that increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in people taking Celexa.)
Alvaro Fernandez of SharpBrains attended the 2007 Aspen Forum at which genetics and genomics featured prominently (see items 7 and 9).
Blaine Bettinger of The Genetic Genealogist goes all Shakespeare on us and asks: To Sequence or Not to Sequence – That is the Question. (In my poll about sequencing, 69 out of 100 respondents wanted to have their genome sequenced.)
John Fossella at Origins Genome Resources has a reminder that Dr. James Watson might find interesting – Having intelligence may have its limitations, but a thin corpus callosum is not thus handicapped.
Speaking of Dr. James Watson’s recent remarks on race and intelligence, Anasua at Gladly Beyond Any Distance explores the controversy in depth. And Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life wants to know whose genome should Roche/454 sequence to make up for selecting Watson’s? Harsh!
NOVA aired Ghost in Your Genes this past week about the epigenome. Wenchypoo at Wisdom from Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket saw it and reminds us to think and act long-term because everything we do could have a physiological effect on our children and their children. Yvette at Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast also caught the program and thought that it was a little too advanced for the average viewer and didn’t care much for the title either.
With only two more months to go until 2008, Ramunas at Cancer Genetics has been busy tallying Exciting Discoveries of 2007 – Breast Cancer.
Walter at Highlight HEALTH also takes a closer look at breast cancer in Individual Genetics, Coffee Consumption, BRCA1 and Breast Cancer.
Professor of Classics Kristina Chew of Autism Vox delves into her area of expertise in Language Genetics: Knots and Finches. I loved her opening sentence:
Is language (like tying knots) unique to humansâ€”is being able to talk and think in language part of being human?
My DNA Direct colleague, Trish Brown, who’s also VP of Clinical Affairs, has a new blog up at Revolution Health called Genes in Context. She tackles genetic testing and homosexuality in her first post. Welcome to the blogosphere, Trish!
Also new to the blogosphere is clinical geneticist, Matt Mealiffe, at DNA and You. He has a fascinating post about genetic voyeurism on TV in which a woman reveals the results of her BRCA test on camera shortly after learning them for the first time herself.
Matt also blogs at Cancer and Your Genes where he explains medicare and genetic testing for cancer risk. As if medicine is not complicated enough, the reimbursement model is ten times more so!
Keith Robison of Omics! Omics! has a real mash-up combining Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Martha’s Vineyard & Science Magazine. Confused? So was I until I read his post.
Gene Genie founder Berci Mesko at ScienceRoll has rounded up some timeless resources for personalized medicine. Can anything on the Web truly be timeless? I know this science blogger isn’t….
Hope you enjoyed meeting the PG Tips Chimp and learning more about genetics, genomics, and health! The next issue of Gene Genie will be on November 4th at ScienceRoll.
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