Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Designer babies

Not so perfect after all. Mind you the genetics of humans are very complicated.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/us/article/0,2845,MCA_25346_5237305,00.html

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Genetics News

http://info.newscientist.com/article.php?bbcam=adwds&bbkid=genetics&x=&jtid=122564&client_code=JF+-+Google&c_id=4101

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Genetics is not the only thing.

Yes it's true.

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061201/LIFE07/612010305/1042/LIFE

Friday, November 24, 2006

Blind mice

I would not want this kind of treatment if it was offered to me plus I am not sure if there is going to be one for my genetic disorder.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-sci-retina11nov11,1,4111884.story?coll=la-news-a_section&ctrack=1&cset=true

Friday, November 10, 2006

Images genetics

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=genetics&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Monday, October 30, 2006

JHU genetics

Read all about it.

http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2006/30oct06/30stemc.html

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Family genetics

Discover your family tree.

http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Friday, October 06, 2006

Gosh genetics

http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/factsheets/families/F040279/index.html

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Tay-Sach

There is not much information on this genetic disease. Here is some I found.

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/11032.html

Friday, September 22, 2006

Cancer genetics

100 million for research.

http://www.therapeuticsdaily.com/news/article.cfm?contentValue=1089311&contentType=sentryarticle&channelID=28

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Genetics of no finger prints

I wonder how the police arrest.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/523430/

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Chaple Hill genetics

http://www.chapelhillnews.com/106/story/2219.html

Monday, September 04, 2006

Not everything is genetic

Read this
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IE320060904064228&Page=3&Title=Features+-+Health+%26+Science&Topic=-162

Friday, September 01, 2006

Gene therapy, skin cancer

This is very interesting.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/health/HealthRepublish_1730700.htm

Saturday, August 26, 2006

New genetics insight

http://www.therapeuticsdaily.com/news/article.cfm?contentValue=1057400&contentType=sentryarticle&channelID=30

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Biotechs decline

Something to do with genetics.

http://online.wsj.com/google_login.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB115629520854442895.html%3Fmod%3Dgooglenews_wsj

Friday, August 18, 2006

Waterloo genetics

Looks really interesting.

http://www.scholarly-societies.org/geneticsevolution_soc.html

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Science museum genetics

It even has nice pictures.

http://www.koshlandsciencemuseum.org/exhibitdna/index.jsp?referrer=Google

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Iran clone sheep

It seems they are into genetics as they are into nuclear.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,207742,00.html

Monday, August 07, 2006

Family genetiics

Genetics for history buffs. Whatever next?

Friday, August 04, 2006

Emory cancer genetics

Interesting
http://www.whsc.emory.edu/press_releases2.cfm?announcement_id_seq=4401

Monday, July 31, 2006

Interesting

Is this a genetic excuse or not.

http://news.ufl.edu/2006/07/31/genobese/

Friday, July 28, 2006

Genetic counselling Standard

See the article.

http://www.upi.com/HealthBusiness/view.php?StoryID=20060727-024413-1380r

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Virtual genetics

I have no idea about most of this.

http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/article_news.asp?guid=EE0D9BC8-40D2-4B38-988D-52DE153B2411

Monday, July 24, 2006

Fool

This man wanted to blow up a genetics lab.
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/07/21/a6.nw.ecoarrest.0721.p1.php?section=cityregion

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bush blocks stem cell research

Bush has blocked a major area of genetics research so that he doesn't have to kill unborn children. This is rich from a man who put a lot of people to death and used to be a governor of a state where you can catch god knows what from the air. Talk about Christian values?

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,19853167-401,00.html

Monday, July 17, 2006

Bush stem cells

Senate ready for show down.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/nation/story/21175081889E4BEF862571AC005AF87E?OpenDocument

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Genetics international

I have no idea what it is.

http://www.geneticsinternational.com/

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Genetics age and race

just look at the page put me off it.

http://5dspace-time.org/Genetics/GeneticAging.htm

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Research news

This is one of the leading charities on rare genetic diseases.

http://www.climb.org.uk/ERNews/ERNews.htm#Patients

Friday, July 07, 2006

Genetics of epidemics

This is a short but good one.

http://www.bookrags.com/sciences/genetics/paleopathology-the-genetics-of-past-wog.html

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Albino

There is a lot of information on this genetic disorder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albino

Monday, July 03, 2006

race and genetics

Easy to understand.

http://www.trinicenter.com/sciencenews/raceandgenetics.htm

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Genetics

This is some really interesting information.

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/instruct/brewer/genetics.htm

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Breast cancer genetics

http://health.yahoo.com/topic/breastcancer/prevention/article/cancerconsultants/CancerConsultants_cc_br_risks_emergres2

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Metabolic disorder

This is interesting stuff on genetics.

http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/service.jsp?id=74273

Monday, June 26, 2006

Some interesting stuff on genetics

This is really interesting.

http://www.diabetes.org/genetics.jsp

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Genetics and health

This is a confusing website and it is not easy to use and has too much graphics.

http://www.geneticsandhealth.com/

Friday, June 23, 2006

Autism genetics

http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_10110.asp

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Oxford Zoology

Does have some interesting facts.

http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/

Monday, June 19, 2006

Twin genetics

This is not very good.

http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/twins/expecting_twins.html

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Catfish genetics

Not sure but here it is.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=64-02-35-00

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Obesity genetics

This is a long article.

http://www.hini.org/HINI/solid3.htm

Friday, June 16, 2006

Whale genetics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030423082547.htm

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bear genetics

Interesting

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4602739.stm

Bear genetics

Interesting

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4602739.stm

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Genetic drugs

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/pharma.shtml

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Lion genetics

This is a research paper from Oxford.

http://abc.zoo.ox.ac.uk/Papers/prslb06_lions.pdf

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Genetic Adam and Eve

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/999030.stm

Friday, June 09, 2006

Foot genetics

I would not go near it.

http://www.accelgen.com/wn_footcomfortart.html

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Poverty gene

There is a excuase for everything.

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=753652006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Medical genetics newsletter

http://www.acmg.net/resources/newsletters/newsletter_v1-n1_03-06.pdf

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Genetic mutations

This is a very short article.

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/disorders/sloozeworm/

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Genetic structure of human populations

This is a very long report.

http://pritch.bsd.uchicago.edu/publications/RosenbergEtAl02.pdf

Friday, June 02, 2006

Cancer genetics clinic

http://www.medgen.med.umich.edu/clinic/cgc

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Neurodisability

This also includes material on genetics.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Genetics and race

This is bound to be a very hot topic.

http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20020507hgene0507p3.asp

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Jewish genetics

This is a really interesting website.

http://www.jewishgeneticscenter.org/

Monday, May 29, 2006

Genetics jobs

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/categories/genetics

Sunday, May 28, 2006

ALD

ALD is a very rare genetic disorder. The oil is at a clinical stage.

http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/Extraforbando/Lorenzo.pdf

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Genetic pollution

This is from the Natural Law Party.

http://www.natural-law-party.org.uk/pressreleases/UK-19971218-new-gmo-research.htm

Friday, May 26, 2006

U of Chicago genetics clinics

http://genes.uchicago.edu/genclinlab.html

Thursday, May 25, 2006

ALD

3 Brothers with a genetic disorder that is likely to kill them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=387661&in_page_id=1879

ALD

3 Brothers with a genetic disorder that is likely to kill them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=387661&in_page_id=1879

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Genetics U of Chicago

There is a lot of information.

http://www.genes.uchicago.edu/

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Genetic disorders yahoo

This is not a complete list.

http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Genetic_Disorders/

Monday, May 22, 2006

Genetics of breast cancer

This is from the genetics interest grooup.

http://www.gig.org.uk/genesandyou_geneticbreastcancer.htm

Sunday, May 21, 2006

UK plant genetics group

How sad it is.

http://ukpgrg.org/

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Plant genetics

This has a wealth of links.

http://bubl.ac.uk/LINK/p/plantgenetics.htm

Friday, May 19, 2006

Iowa University Genetics

This is a great site.

http://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Catholic perspectives on genetics and stem cells

http://www.meta-library.net/iftm/byers-body.html

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Genetics law

This is a very good website.

http://www.genelaw.info/

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bioethics in Asia

This is a paper to do with ethics of genetics.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=genetic+abnormalities+asia&spell=1

Monday, May 15, 2006

Genetic abnormalities

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec23/ch266/ch266a.html

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cancer baby

This has created some interesting questions in genetics.

http://www.itv.com/news/britain_273205.html

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Genetically modified organisims

This is interesting stuff on genetics from New Zealand.

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/organisms/

Genetically modified organisims

This is interesting stuff on genetics from New Zealand.

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/organisms/

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

EU genetics regluation

http://www.phgu.org.uk/newsletter?newsletter_year=2005&newsletter_month=11

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Genetics regulation

This is a really interresting article from WHO.

http://www.who.int/genomics/elsi/regulatory_data/en/index.html

Monday, May 08, 2006

Pre birth genetic screening

Take a look at this.

http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,101,html

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Breeding myths and genetics

Really interesting.

http://www.wiwfarm.com/Questioninggenetics.htm

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Genetic breeding

Something to do with cows.

http://www.indiadairy.com/tech_list_geniticsbreeding.html

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New age in mouse geneticsq

This is kind of boring but then again this is life.

http://www.hhmi.org/genesweshare/d120.html

Monday, May 01, 2006

Mouse genetics

No idea what it is all about.

http://www.informatics.jax.org/silver/

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Classical genetics

All complicated to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_genetics

Friday, April 28, 2006

Awful plastic surgery

Does contain some genetic information.

http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/archives/006674.html

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Gene selection

This about gene selection which is a hot topic in genetics.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2290020.stm

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Gene doping

This is a interesting article about the misuse of genetics.

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20041030/bob9.asp

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Genetics

This is a easy to understand and comprehensive article on genetics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics

Monday, April 24, 2006

Social Darwinism

The DARK side of genetics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Intelligent design

One of the major critics of Darwin and his ideas which are the foundation of genetics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_design

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Population genetics

This is really interesting.

http://google.com/answers/threadview?id=715343

Friday, April 21, 2006

Fruit fly genetics

This is a rather interesting article from the Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4161281,00.html

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Feet genetics

Read this it maybe interesting.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_1211.asp

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pregnancy and genetics

This is a really good site aimed at th elayman.

http://www.paternityangel.com/Preg_info_zone/Genetics.htm

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Genetics health

A company that provides information on genetics.

http://www.genetichealth.com/index.shtml

Monday, April 17, 2006

EB

This website gives more information on this genetic disease.

http://www.internationalebforum.org/index_what_is_eb.php

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Debra international

This is a grouping of international organisations connected with EB. Part of theri aim is genetic research. I have not had time to read about this genetic disorder.

http://www.debra-international.org/

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Human genetics India

This paper is about human genetics and the new century in India.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11216380&dopt=Abstract

Friday, April 14, 2006

Alagille syndrome

I never heard of this genetic disorder before but the site does have some useful information on it.

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=alagillesyndrome;jsessionid=D1FF7C919E811E85FF6B5076FB8FE856#definition

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Genetics home referance

This looks very detailed.

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplusTopic=congenitalheartdisease;jsessionid=E7A1ADEFBCDFFBAB181798062F076D09

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Medical news

This is a general medical news service but it should have a lot of information on genetic disorders.

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=17244

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Worldwide genetics conferances

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/gene.htm

Monday, April 10, 2006

Genetics Education centre

This looks interesting.

http://www.kumc.edu/gec/

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Genetics Isreal

This is the leading Isreali centre for genetics.

http://www.tau.ac.il/medicine/NLGIP/nlgip.htm

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Corn snake genetics

Talk about odd genetics.

http://www.pitt.edu/~mcs2/herp/genetics.html

Friday, April 07, 2006

Celts and Basques

There is believe it or not a genetic link between them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/1256894.stm

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Egyptian geneitc profile

This takes a historical look at the genetics of the people of Egypt.

http://www.stormfront.org/whitehistory/egypt_gene.htm

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Bladder

This is a real important story for the future of genetics so I thought I would paste it in.

In what paves the way for "spare part" medicine, a team of US researchers has grown human bladders in the laboratory using tissue engineering and successfully implanted them in young patients with myelomeningocele, a congenital bladder disease.

The researchers from North Carolina's Wake Forest Hospital used the patients' own tissues to grow the organs -- which in future could lessen the dependency on donors.

The researchers carried out seven transplants and in some the organ is working well years later. The patients did not suffer the ill effects caused by current technique -- reconstructive surgery involving skin grafts from part of the intestine.

The details of the "achievement" have been published by The Lancet. The team is now using the technique to grow other organs including hearts.

Anthony Atala, director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University who led the trial, said it was a vital step towards the goal of replacing damaged organs. "We have shown regenerative medicine techniques can be used to generate functional bladders that are durable," he said. "This suggests regenerative medicine may one day be a solution to the shortage of donor organs."

Throughout the world, thousands of people die every year waiting for donor organs and thousands more never make it on to the waiting lists.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Crop genetics

I have no idea what it is and I don't really want to know about it. Anyway here is material on crop genetics.

http://www.jic.bbsrc.ac.uk/corporate/ science-departments/crop-gen.htm

Monday, April 03, 2006

Red panda genetics

It is a ugly animal.

http://www.uga.edu/srel/Red_Pandas/RP_index.htm

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Genetic engineering and it's dangers

This is a site mainly aimed at students though it is of use to the general public.

http:///online.sfsu.edu/~rone/GEessays/gedanger.htm

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Racing geneticsq

British scientist finds the genes in horses.

httP://sport.guardian.co.uk/horseracing/ story/0,,1735479,00.html

Friday, March 31, 2006

Stone age genetics

This is article I found on stone age genetics.

http://www.sciencenews.org/20030517/fob1.asp

Thursday, March 30, 2006

National Hemophilia Foundation

This site has information on the genetic disorder that only affects males.

http://www.hemophilia.org/

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Genetics eating disorders

This article has a dicussion on the genetics of eating disorders.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/259226.stm

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hearing loss genetics

Here is some information on the genetic causes.

deafness.about.com/od/medicalcauses/a/genetics.htm

Monday, March 27, 2006

Lab genetics

This is for lab based genetic research.

dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/labgenetics/

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sanfilippo

This is a personal site with useful information on a rare and fatal genetic disorder.

htt://www.curekirby.org

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Horse genetics

This is a interesting article on horse genetics.

http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/~lvmillon

Friday, March 24, 2006

Genetics clinic Wyoming

This is not a information rich site on genetics.

http://wdh.state.wy.us/genetics/index.asp

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Alaska genetics

This is a geneitcs paper for the state of Alaska.

http://hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/PDF/FinalDraft07-28-03.pdf

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Epilepsy genetics

This talks about genetic research in epilepsy.

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/product/librarians/522534

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Flu genetics

This is a interesting article about the genetics of flu

http://www.synapses.co.uk/science/fluvirus.html -

Monday, March 20, 2006

Jeiwsh genetics

This is genetics from a Jewish view point.

http://www.jewishgeneticscenter.org/rabbis/articles

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Islam and genetic engineering

You have to pass most of the religious referances to understand what it syas about genetic engineering.

http://www.islamonline.net/fatwa/ english/FatwaDisplay.asp?hFatwaID=43788

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Chemicals used in Iraq

This is a article from a Kurdish source about the harmful effects of chemicals used in Iraq inlcuding genetic defects.

http://www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=7709

Friday, March 17, 2006

Genetics Kurds and Jews

This paper argues that there are genetic likes between Kurds and Jewws.

http://www.barzan.com/kevin_brook.htm

Thursday, March 16, 2006

SSIEM

This organisation is interested in genetic disorders which people are born with.

http://www.ssiem.org/

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors

Does exactly what it says.

http://www.cagc-accg.ca/

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The future of old age

This is a really interesting story but there is very little genetic information on it. What is on it is very useful.

htpp://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1725970,00.html

Monday, March 13, 2006

Black Dog Institute

This is about depression and Bipolar Disorder in Australia. It is not mainly about genetics but it does contain some information on it.

htp://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Office of rare diseases

This is from the US government. It has a lot of information on all rare diseases including genetic one's.

http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

Saturday, March 11, 2006

The ethics of genetic research

This is a academic paper on the ethics of genetic research from South Africa.

http://www.wits.ac.za/bioethics/orient.htm

Parent to Parent NZ

This is a New Zealand support group. Though it is not a genetic specific group.

http://www.parent2parent.org.nz/

Friday, March 10, 2006

Journal of medical ethics

This should have information on the ethics of genetics in medicine.

http://www.jme.bmjjournals.com

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Genetics ethics

This is a Canadian website about the ethics of genetics.

http://www.genethics.ca/

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gene Watch UK

Gene Watch UK is a not-for-profit group that monitors developments in genetic technologies from a public interest, environmental protection and animal welfare perspective. GeneWatch believes people should have a voice in whether or how these technologies are used and campaigns for safeguards for people, animals and the environment. We work on all aspects of genetic technologies - from GM crops and foods to genetic testing of humans.

For more information please visit.

http://www.genewatch.org/

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Niemann-Pick Disease Group UK

The Niemann-Pick Diseases, in common with many other inherited diseases of the metabolism, are a source of great suffering and distress to individuals unfortunate to have inherited them and to their families. The diseases strike with devastating consequences and without warning, leaving families bewildered as to why this has happened to them. To add to their grief, the onset of disease symptoms is often delayed for many years and other children, born previously or subsequently, may also have inherited the disease. A great deal of research is taking place into the cause of the diseases, but currently there are no known effective treatments.

To learn more about this genetic disease please visit.

http://www.niemannpick.org.uk/

Monday, March 06, 2006

Genetics and obesity

This report argues that soda is the main cause but genetics maybe a minor cause.

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/men/articles/2006/03/05/soda_targeted_in_fight_against_obesity/

Sunday, March 05, 2006

National Gaucher Foundation

This genetic disease has 2 organsiations for it. This is a U.S. link.

http://www.gaucherdisease.org/

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Merlin project

They are a major funder of genetic diosrders.

http://www.myelinproject.co.uk/

Friday, March 03, 2006

UMDF

The site is not that good but it does explain a bit about this genetic disorder.

http://www.umdf.org/

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The threat of "genetic underclass"

This is a article from Disability Now. The U.Ks leading disability magazine.

http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk/news/news_mar_2006_001.htm

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

NHS library

Includes information on everything including genetic disorders.

http://www.library.nhs.uk/Default.aspx?ref=at

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

UK Lowe Syndrome Trust

Lowe Syndrome (OCRL) is a devastating genetic disease that affects thousands of little boys born worldwide born with cataracts (either blind or partially sighted), stunted growth, poor muscle tone, rickets, scoliosis, arthritis (some never walk), kidney problems and mental impairment. In spite of these handicaps the little boys have extremely happy and cheeky personalities. Sadly, few survive to become adults.

For more information please visit.

http://www.lowetrust.com/

Gaucher Disease

I don't know much about this genetic disease.

http://www.gaucher.org.uk/

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Haemochromatosis Society

Haemochromatosis, or GH (Genetic Haemochromatosis), is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from the diet: the iron is then deposited in various organs, mainly the liver, but also the pancreas, heart, endocrine glands, and joints.

For more information please visit.

http://www.ghsoc.org/home.html

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (UK)

To be honest information about thtis genetic disease does not make much sense to me. I would be grateful if someone can explain it. After all I am not a genetics expert.

http://www.agsd.org.uk/home/

Friday, February 24, 2006

Fatty Oxidation Disorders

Fatty Oxidation Disorders (FODs) are genetic metabolic deficiencies in which the body is unable to oxidize (breakdown) fatty acids to make energy because an enzyme is either missing or not working correctly. The main source of energy for the body is a sugar called glucose. Normally when the glucose runs out, fat is broken down into energy. However, that energy is not readily available to children and adults with an FOD. If undiagnosed and untreated, these disorders can lead to serious complications affecting the liver, heart, eyes and general muscle development, and possibly death.

This information was obtained from.

http://www.fodsupport.org/

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Cystinosis Trust

It is a genetic disorder that affects only 1 in 200,000 babies.

http://www.cystinosis.org.uk/

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Climb Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia UK Support Group

This is a genetic disorder of which I don't know it's name or cannot even pronounce it.

http://ww.cah.org.uk/

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Barth Syndrome is a rare but serious genetic disorder that affects males. The characteristics (signs and symptoms) of Barth Syndrome consist of the following in varying degrees.

To read the rest of the information and find out more please visit

http://www.barthsyndrome.org/

Monday, February 20, 2006

Contact a family

This is strictly speaking not a genetics group but they do offer a large amount of help to sufferers of genetic disorders.

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/index.html

The Alkaptonuria Society

The Alkaptonuria Society is a charity that raises awareness and seeks a cure for a rare and serious genetic disease, Alkaptonuria.

http://www.alkaptonuria.info/

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Genetics Alliance

Genetic Alliance increases the capacity of genetic advocacy groups to achieve their missions and leverages the voices of millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions.

For more details visit their site.

http://www.geneticalliance.org/

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Downs genetics

There is some very complicated stuff on the genetics of Downs Syndrome. Let me know if you can make sense of it.

http://www.phgu.org.uk/info_database/diseases/downs_syndrome/downs.html#implications

Friday, February 17, 2006

Genetic discrimination in health insurance

This is a important issue as comapanies know more about our genetic makeup they can refuse insurance as certain people are more likely to get ill.

http://www.genome.gov/10002328

Genetic Discrimination.

The government's advisory body on genetics said yesterday that new legislation was needed to stop workplace and insurance discrimination on genetic grounds.

This is a good story about the consequences of knowing your genetic make up.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/genes/article/0,,1709989,00.html

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lords support UK first genetic database

Strong support for the Medical Research Council's proposal to establish a voluntary database containing the genetic details of 500000 individuals came this week from the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/322/7289/755/b

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Genetic Characterization of Movement Disorders

Many movement disorders are familial and have an underlying genetic basis. These can be studied using recent advances in molecular genetics. Finding the genes involved will give us clues about the actual causes of movement disorders and will help us understand the forms of these diseases that aren't inherited. We are actively studying Parkinson's disease, dystonia, ALS, MSA, Ataxia, progressive supranuclear palsy, Tourette syndrome, Restless Legs Syndrome and other disorders

http://www.grc.nia.nih.gov/branches/lng/mdwebad.htm

Genetics, ethics and theology

This is something I just came by let me know what you think.

http://www.meta-library.net/media/gene-body.html

The Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists

The Association of Clinical Cytogeneticists is the professional association for Clinical Cytogeneticists working in the UK. It is a specially authorised society for the advancement of science registered with the Registrar of Friendly Societies. Its registered office is at The British Society for Human Genetics Administrative Office, Clinical Genetics Unit, The Women's Hospital, Birmingham.

http://www.cytogenetics.org.uk/

I am not sure what kind of genetic work they do.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Genetic cause of Lafora found

Scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children have found the genetic cause of Lafora Disease. This is a fatal genetic disorder and one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. It is a extremely rare genetic disorder.

http://epilepsyontario.org/client/EO/EOWeb.nsf/web/Scientists+identify+gene+for+severe+form+of+Epilepsy

The Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors

The Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors is an organisation representing Genetic Associates, Nurses, Counsellors and other non-medical staff working within Clinical Genetics.

http://www.agnc.co.uk/

Monday, February 13, 2006

Tuberous sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous noncancerous tumors in many parts of the body. These tumors can occur in the skin, brain, kidneys, and other organs, in some cases leading to significant medical problems.

This is only the first of of a indepth paper to read more please visit.

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=tuberoussclerosis

Please note that I can only get so much information on genetics and I would be grateful if you could forward to me any genetic related material that you can find. After all I don't have the time to look for all the very specialist genetic material online.

Cancer Genetics Group

The purpose of the Cancer Genetics Group is to improve the quality of care of patients and their families with any condition resulting in hereditary tumours.

http://www.srl.cam.ac.uk/cggwebsite/cgg.htm

Understanding genetic testing

This is a very detailed site which goes into the inns and outs of genetic testing and explains the science for example things like genetic diseases.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/NIH/index.html

Clinical Molecular Genetics Society

The aim of the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society (CMGS) is to advance the science of clinical molecular genetics and to further public education. We have a strong interest in promoting the quality of molecular genetic testing in the UK through training, education, research, data-collection and quality schemes.

http://www.cmgs.org/new_cmgs/

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Clinical Genetics Society

The Clinical Genetics Society (CGS) was set up in 1970 to bring together doctors and other professionals involved in the care of individuals and families with genetic disorders, with the following aims: to advance and promote the science and practice of Clinical Genetics
to bring together workers who have a common interest in Clinical Genetics
to understand, prevent, cure and alleviate conditions with a genetic aetiology
to publish and disseminate reports, statements, and research findings

Since its creation, the CGS membership has increased steadily to over 400 members from around the world but principally in the UK. The aims have broadened, and now include:

promoting and facilitating education, for the genetics community and other health care professionals, those outwith the profession and the wider public
encouraging high standards of training for professionals within Clinical Genetics
facilitating research into basic human genetics and genetic disorders
maintaining excellent links with patient groups
continuing constructive dialogue with government and other politicians on genetics-related issues

http://www.clingensoc.org/

The information was taken from it's website.

American Board of Medical Genetics

The purposes of the ABMG shall be: (a) to elevate the standards and advance the art and science of medical genetics by encouraging its study and improving its practice; (b) to conduct examinations to determine the qualifications of medical geneticists who voluntarily apply to the ABMG for certification as Diplomates; (c) to grant and issue Diplomate certificates in the field of medical genetics and its various specialty areas to those medical geneticists who have received adequate preparation in accordance with the ABMG's educational, training, and experience requirements, and who have passed the comprehensive Certification Examinations administered by the ABMG; (d) to maintain a registry of holders of such certificates; (e) to evaluate and accredit qualified training programs in the field of medical genetics; and (f) thereby, to improve the public health.

http://www.abmg.org/

Genetic interest group

The home page for the Genetic Interest Group (GIG) a UK based national alliance of charitable organisations which supports children, families and individuals affected by genetic disorders. GIG aims to "promote awareness and understanding of genetic disorders in order that high quality services for people affected may be developed and sustained". This Web site provides information on regional genetic services, GIG policy documents, and educational resources which includes a glossary of genetic terms, and information aimed at a lay audience covering inheritance patterns of monogenic disorders, an introduction to genetics, incidence of genetic disorders, and genetic predisposition to common disorders
http://www.gig.org.uk/

The GAPS index to Information on the Internet about genetic disorders and birth defects

Genetic Information and Patient Services (GAPS) is a US based non profit organisation providing free information on genetic disorders and birth defects. This Web site provides access to selected resources on heredity, genes, genetic testing and counselling, blood types and chromosome abnormalities. There is also a glossary of terms in genetics, and short defintions of disorders.

http://aspin.asu.edu/geneinfo/index.html

Genetic counselling

This article provides information about genetic counselling, aimed at expectant parents. It explains what genetic counselling is; the qualifications possessed by genetic counsellors; who should see a genetic counsellor; what to expect during a visit to the genetic counsellor; and what next after counselling. Published by KidsHealth, a project of The Nemours Foundation in the US. Links are included to related articles and to other resources. Some information may have a US focus.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/medical_problems/genetic_counseling.html

Bush on stem cells

This is from Tommy Thompson. I don't agree with him personally as I feel the research is important in genetic disorders but nevertheless there are other people who have different views on genetic stem cell research and it is important to put them up.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-08-15-stem-cells_x.htm

History of genetics timeline

This is a brief but interesting timeline starting with Darwin.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1994/geneticstln.html

The founders of DNA

This site has some information on Watson, Crick and 2 lesser known figures who have played a very important part in modern genetics.

http://www.chemheritage.org/classroom/chemach/pharmaceuticals/watson-crick.html

Gene therapy

This is high quality information on gene therapy.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/genetherapy.shtml#status

Saturday, February 11, 2006

UK stem cell bank

This site has much detail about the stem cell bank and the way that it is going to be used. It is interesting and worth a read as this could lead to significant advances in genetic disorders.

http://www.ukstemcellbank.org.uk/index.html

MP calls for end to cousin marriages

This follows a report on BBC Newsnight which revealed that genetic disorders are more common in Pakistanis then in the general population due to the fact that they marry close cousins. The report which I have seen also shows that people are in denail. I guess this is one of a number of social issues that comes along with better understanding of genetics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/11_november/16/newsnight.shtml

Genetic skin diseases group

The Group is based at Kings College London (to be more accurate it is based at the teaching hospitals). The site is bare but it does provide some basic information which maybe of use to the general reader.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/medicine/dermatology/genetics/

Genetics of ageing

This is from a 2 part lecture at UCL and it is very interesting as it asks questions like is ageing a genetic diseases? and how to overcome it. It is worth a read.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbtdag/C338Ageing.html

Friday, February 10, 2006

Gene patenting

This is a detailed report on gene patenting.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/patents.shtml

Population genetics

This concerns Jews.

http://www.sdss.jhu.edu/~ethan/jFAQ.html

Physical genetics

This includes things like eye colour.

http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/eyecolor.html

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Eye genetics

The genetics of human eye colour

http://www.seps.org/cvoracle/faq/eyecolor.html

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dangers of interbreeding in dogs

This is a really interesting site.

http://www.canine-genetics.com/

Fish genetics

This is a website from DFID

http://www.dfid.stir.ac.uk/Afgrp/

Chimps more closely related to humans then apes

I hope you find something interesting.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=36567

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

European Organisation for Rare Diseases

This site is in a number of languages.

http://www.eurordis.org/

Monday, February 06, 2006

British Society of Human Genetics

This is a good site with links to member bodies.

http://www.bshg.org.uk

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Royal Commission on Genetic Modification New Zealand

This site points to their report. I have not had a chance to read it.

http://www.executive.govt.nz/minister/hobbs/genetics/

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Metabolic diseases

Here is a really good website from climb

http://www.niacmd.net/

I would be grateful if people let me know of news nad information sources as I cannot keep up to date.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Centre for Medical Genetics and Policy

This is part of the Knowledge Park it does have some interesting information on it.

http://www.cmgp.org.uk/index.php

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Zain's appeal

This site maybe out of date but it is still important. I may have included it earlier but I am not sure.

http://www.zainsappeal.org

Monday, January 30, 2006

Genetics of epilepsy

Here is some interesting work from Austrailia about the genetics of epilepsy.

http://www.brain.org.au/epilepsyresearch/researchprograms/genetics/

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

The Centre is based at Oxfofd University and it offers some interesting information on the website.
http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Albinism

This is a link to a website on albinism.
http://www.albinism.org/

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Animal hosts

There is some research at Kings which will allow the use of animal hosts.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4605926.stm

Monday, January 16, 2006

Hunters disease

Here is some information on Hunters Disease.

http://www.mpssociety.co.uk/hunter.htm

PND support group

This is sadly members only but still worth listing as I have been told by someone it is very useful.

http://www.pndassoc.org/site/c.iuLWJdMRKpH/b.692349/k.1B17/Online_Support_Group.htm

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Korea dog fake

It turns out the dog was all made up.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4554422.stm