by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted December 3, 2007 in DNA and Disease, DNA and Genealogy, Eye on DNA Headlines
Writer Ian Brown has begun a three part series in The Globe and Mail–The Boy in the Moon–about his son, Walker, who was born with cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome (CFC). Now 11 years old, Walker is one of only 300 people worldwide with CFC, a rare single gene disorder. Four genes have been associated with CFC, BRAF, MEK1, MEK2 and KRAS, with most affected individuals having a sporadic mutation in BRAF. (HT: Eric)
Amanda Bower of Fast Company trial runs Navigenics and finds out she has “some of the lowest risk” of disease that they’ve seen. Now how many people would they have seen so far since Navigenics isn’t officially accepting customers yet?
Whole genome scans and genetic testing are being likened to “health horoscopes“! Wonder if that’s trademarked?
- Throw some confetti for the folks at Personal Genome Project! They’ve got a newly designed website with some graphics created by DNA Network member Ricardo Vidal. Jason Bobe, who’s in charge of PGP community and planning, has more on the redesign. If you’re at all interested in signing up to learn more about your genome as well as getting the chance to donate your DNA to science, you have to check out the Personal Genome Project.
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