by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted March 10, 2008 in Eye on DNA Headlines
- What’s the forecast for the personal genomics market? Here are some reactions to my post expounding on deCODE’s recent layoffs:
*IEEE Spectrum Tech Talk – Gloomy genetics company casts cloud over personal genomics prospects
*Genetic Future – deCODE’s lay-offs: market saturation, or just one struggling company?
*Gene Expression – Personal Genomics Downswing
- David Bradley at Sciencebase hosted genetics blog carnival Gene Genie last week and Walter Jessen at Highlight HEALTH hosted Cancer Research Carnival #7.
- Peggy lists the winners of the 2008 L’OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards all of whom employ genetics and biochemistry in their research: Dr. Lihadh Al-Gazali, Dr. V. Narry Kim, Dr. Ada Yonath, Dr. Ana BelÃ©n Elgoyhen, and Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn.
- Looking for more science podcasts? Check out Distillations from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. It’s making chemistry interesting even for a chemistry flunkie like me!
- Genetic engineering is one of the seven new deadly sins!
Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary:
You offend God not only by stealing, blaspheming or coveting your neighbourâ€™s wife, but also by ruining the environment, carrying out morally debatable scientific experiments, or allowing genetic manipulations which alter DNA or compromise embryos.
I guess it’s a good thing I’m a heathen?!
Update: Don’t miss my additional list of 7 deadly sins of genetics.
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