Friday, July 13, 2007

Recent Blogs on Predictive Health Topics: Gene Expression; The Daily Transcript; Eye on DNA ...

Medical Records

A top-down approach to genetic networks. July 5, 2007. From p-ter at Gene Expression.
Comments on data mining health records to correlate hereditary disorders.


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Reviewing ENCODE

ENCODE. July 4, 2007. From Alex Palazzo at The Daily Transcript. A summary and critique, for the general reader, of: “Identification and analysis of functional elements in 1% of the human genome by the ENCODE pilot project”. Nature 447, 799-816 (14 June 2007) doi:10.1038/nature05874.

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Ownership and Genetic Information

One Big Happy Family Genome, July 7, 2007. From Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA. Lei comments on the BMJ “Head-to-Head” feature: “Should families own genetic information?” BMJ 2007;335:22 (7 July), doi:10.1136/bmj.39252.386030.AD.

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Translation

Towards a World without Genetic Diseases July 7, 2007. From Bertalan Meskรณ at ScienceRoll.
Mentions recent genetic research advances on muscular dystrophies and potential technologies to speed translation.


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Genetic Databases

Indian genetic database offers R&D advances, July 7, 2007. From Albin Paul at Microarray Blog. Describes the work of The Indian Genome Variation Consortium, including: “data on the genetic codes of over a 1,000 genes from among 15,000 individuals belonging to Indian sub-populations”.

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