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.


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.


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.



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


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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