Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mixed race genetics

This is a very interesting genetic story.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Genetic funding

It is good to know that so much money has been given to genetic disease funding.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jackson genetics

Claims about Michael Jackson having a genetic disease is false.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

More complicated

It seems that the cures to genetic diseases maybe more complicated then thought before.

Friday, December 26, 2008

World community grid

I have posted about the World community gird before but as it contains some genetics projects I feel that I should post again.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Home genetics

People are trying genetic engineering at home. Whatever next?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stem cell news

This site is not updated on a regular basis but here it is. Stem cell news.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cancer genetics

This is a very exciting article about some of the exciting developments in cancer genetics.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lab genetics

This is a very interesting article about a genetic disease been recreated in the lab so that scientists can watch the progress.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More on albinism

I have more on this genetic condicition including the recent events in Tanzania. It is really interesting.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cancer baby

Birth is due of the first baby genetically screened for cancer.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Here is more information on the genetics of vCJD.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New vCJD gene

The wonderful Susan Watts has a excellent report on a new form of vCDJ. The genetic group is different this time. Then there is a excellent interview with Professor Hugh Pennington which follows after the report.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Personality genetics

Note the geneitcs of this are only possible and it is borderline.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

There was an appeal on Radio 4 about this terrible genetic disorder. It is a interesting charity.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Obesity controlled by the brain

This appears in Nature Genetics. I wish they would make their mind up.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Obesity genes

Six more have been found. It seems to be genetic in some cases.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Albinoism is a genetic disorder but people with the condicition in many parts of the world face discrimination and even murder.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Men and baby's sex

It seems that the genetic makeup of the man may have an impact on the sex of the baby.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Popular genetics

The Sanger Institute is involved in research to see how it affects people and health.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Alcohol genetics

It seems that alcohol abuse might have something to do with genetics.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sleep disorders and diabeties

It is amazing what they can find with the latest in genetic research.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Genetic testing

There is a company offering genetic testing for $185. It is cheaper then many others.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Jews in Spain

It seems that they havve left a significent genetic hertiage behind them.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Religious genetics

It seems that many people in Spain have Muslim or Jewish genetics. Not sure how you decide someone's religious background from genetics.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

HPV genetics

This is about HPV a form of cancer. I don't understand very much but it looks like a interesting article.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Asians and genetic food

It seems that people in Asia are not worried about genetically modified food. At least the organic nonesense has not got around everywhere.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Terror genetics

It seems that sleep terrors may have a genetic link. Nowadays everything has a genetic link.

Monday, December 01, 2008

DNA athletics

This is not a new story as there was a lot of stuff on tv a few years about the genetics of athletics.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Food genetics

It seems that the recent food crisis has given the movement for GM food and biotechnology movement a push. I wonder what Raj Patel will think

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Genetics shake up

It seems that Obama is proposing a shake up of genetic legislation in the United States.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Babies denied tests

Some babies are been denied genetic tests due to a patent. This is one of the dangers that people were warning about to do with gene patenting.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Climb forums

They are mainly about metabolic diseases in children. Metabolic diseases tend to be rare genetic disorders.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Very rare genetic disorder

This girl suffers from a extremely rare genetic disorder. It is so rare it has not been named.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PME diseases

I don't normally post full stories but this is an exception. This maybe a genetics links and comments blog but I can also post stories if I can't find the orginal link.

From the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News website:

Nov 18 2008, 11:37 AM EST

New Gene Found to Be *****ociated with Epilepsy
GEN News Highlights

An international research team led by the University of Iowa has found a new gene connected to epilepsy. While the PRICKLE1 gene mutation is specific to a rare form of epilepsy, the study results were surprising not only because PRICKLE1 had never been *****ociated with epilepsy but also because the gene was not *****ociated with any other human disease.

The nine families involved in the study all lived in the Middle East and came from one of three family lines. Of the 47 individuals in the three family lines, 23 had a form of progressive myoclonus epilepsy accompanied by ataxia.

One family line had been extensively described by a University of Iowa adjunct professor of pediatrics. Two other family lines had been researched by a doctor at the University of Melbourne in Australia. By sharing and analyzing data sets, the investigators realized there was a common mutation in the PRICKLE1 gene in the family members with this form of epilepsy.

To verify that the mutation might be related to epilepsy, the team next tested it in an animal model. The group used zebrafish after realizing that another University of Iowa researcher had previously identified the PRICKLE1 gene in the fish species. The collaboration revealed that the mutated PRICKLE1 gene indeed does not behave normally in zebrafish.

The team is now developing other animal models to investigate how PRICKLE1 gene is involved in epilepsy, and investigating whether PRICKLE1 mutations are also involved in the general population of patients with epilepsy.

The paper appears in the November issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Mom to Jason. Jason has brain lesions that are the focus for his complex partial seizures, polycystic kidney disease and hypertension, all caused by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Jason is developmentally disabled and has Aspergers Syndrome. TSC is one of the leading genetic causes of seizures and autism

Monday, November 24, 2008

Baywatch genetics

A actress who appeared in Baywatch has a genetic disorder.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kangaroo DNA

This is an interesting article on the genetic makeup of Kangaroo's. It is amazing how much they have in common with humans.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Woolly

Here is another story about the genetics of the Woolly Mammoth. This time from the FT.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Birth genetics

It seems that some male birth defects maybe caused by genetics. It is logical as we know more and more about genetics.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Woolly genetics

This is a interesting story about the genetics of the Woolly Mammoth. Appearntly there were 2 groups which disappeared in 2 different stages. This is cutting edge exciting and mammoth genetics.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tumor cells

I have not read it yet but it looks like an interesting genetic story

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lung genetics

I have covered a lot of those genetic stories but here is a new one.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Teenager get's help

A teenager with a rare genetic disease has got help in New York.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Eldery dogs

It seems that they are to be given a second chance by offering them genetic enhancements. Now it won't be only the people who are fake.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bear genetics

It seems that a lawsuit does do bizzare things. The US Geological Survey are trying to assertain genetically whether grizzly bears from Yellowstone have any similarities with other bears meaning whether they have bred or not. Very soon the bears will be demanding genetic tests to sue each other.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Genetic crosstalk

Plants can transfrom their genetic material from one to the other.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Public support

It seems that public support genetic testing but the question is how long are the public going to support genetic testing? I ask this as the public can change their mind quickly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Genetic complication

Too much genetic knowledge could be a good or bad thing. Tanni Grey-Thompson was talking about this on the Wright Stuff yesterday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cancer genetics

I think I may have covered this before but it seems like they have taken the genetic profile of a woman with cancer.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Interesting story

This is an interesting story on genetics but I have not read it fully. Just the headline.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Genetic jigsaw

Indian scientists have helped to solve this genetic jigsaw.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Genetic jail

Some people are going to jail for thieft of genetic data. It is about time that they went to jail. I hope that ther are enough cells in Austrailia unlike Britain.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Genetic opera

There was bound to be a genetic opera sooner or later.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cancer genetics

This is a very interesting story on cancer genetics.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Suroget genetics

Parents want their genetic data on the birth certificate.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Life extending genetics

It is amazing what they can do and now they are using genetics to extend the shelf life of eggplants.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Lafora group

Lafora is a genetic disease which I have covered a lot in this blog for personal reasons. There is a group for lafora and all are welcome to visit it. You can find more information and support about this rare genetic disorder.

Gene altering

This is a interesting story about genetics and what could happen.

Lung genetics

Here is more on the genetics of lung cancer.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Post-natal genetics

It seems that the most severe from of acute post-natal depression which could lead to suicide may after all be genetic.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ice man genetics

This is a interesting story about a genetic trait no longer found in Europe.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Historical genetics

This is a interesting story about the genetic footprints left in the history of the human population.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Breast cancer genetics

This company is hoping to improve it but also make a healthy profit at the same time. Then genetics is big business.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Transexual genetics

Australian scientists have done it. It seems like there maybe some genetics involved in it.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Designer babies

More on the new genetics test for babies

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Genetic skier

With a genetic eye disease this man can most certainly do moves.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Designer babies

This is another story about genetics and the implications of genetic screening for perfect babies. This is also expensive at £1500.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lung genetics

There is another story about the genetics of lung cancer.

Glow cat

Scientists have used genetics to get a cat to glow in the dark.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Depression genetics

It is sad to see the Danes are willing to pay for it.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Liver cancer

This is an interesting article on the genetics of liver cancer.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Behviour genetics

This is a very interesting article about whether knowing your genetics will change your attuitude to things like obesity.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Share genetic data

A Havard Professor of Genetics should be interesting to see the results.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bald genetics

Here is more on the genetics of baldness I hope they can discover a cure so I can get some hair back.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


It seems that the Australians have opened an investigation into genetic testing for cancer. From what I have been reading it is about time to.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Work disability

This is an interesting article on the genetics and enviornmental causes of work related disability. It is worth looking at.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lorenzo's oil

This is the reality behind ALD the devasting genetic disability that was covered in the film.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bald genetics

I hope that they find a cure as baldness is a horrible condicition which I have. I hope that they can someday invent a simple genetic cure.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Light genetics

Sounds like science fiction. I have not had the opportunity to read the story yet.

How come there are no comments ever posted here?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Microsoft genetics

Microsoft is sponsoring a study to measure the impact of genetic testing on people's lives and whether they change behaviour.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Downs syndrome

There is a new genetic test for the condicition. It is less harmful to the baby.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Lafora disease

Here are 2 websites on this rare genetic disorder. One is for Chelsea and the other is for Matt. Both sites have a lot of good information.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Genetics documentary

This article looks interesting and it is worth a read. I remember there was another documentary about genetics on the BBC sometime ago called bitter inhertiance.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


It has a lot to do with genetics.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Wheat genetics

This will lead to better and disease resistant wheat. I bet that there will be another side to this story from people who disagree.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

HIV genetics

According to genetic material found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo the HIV virus goes back to about 1900.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Flu test

A genetic test for flu has been approved.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flu virus

They are developing a genetic test in Australia that could identify the strain in hours.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sleep disorder

There is a very interesting article on the genetics of sleeping disorder at the BBC News website.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Genetic counselling

This is a very interesting article on genetic counselling and how it can help people.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Genetic discrimination

Another interesting article on this hot topic.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Japanese genetic differences

See it turns out that not all Japanese are the same genetically. It is a myth just as Montague and others have argued.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Arab genetics

Saudi researchers are now mapping the genetic make up of 100 million Arabs. I wonder how worthwhile it is as most of the people in the world are related genetically.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Genetics win

Woman tells how genetic testing helped her win battle against breast cancer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HIV genetics

This is an interesting story about the cost effectiveness of genetic testing for HIV.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dog genetics

Whatever next? Pig genetics. The article looks interesting but I have not read much to be honest just the headline.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Google genetics

There is more on the story about the founder of google and his genetic likelihood of getting parkinsons disease.

Genetic test dilema

The announcement that the co-founder of google has a genetic variant associated with Parkinsons ahs raised the whole dilema of genetic testing.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Google Parkinson's

It has been reported in the New York Times that the co founder of google has a genetic mutation which increases his chances of getting the disease by 20-80%.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


They are holding genetics parties. Whatever next? Public announcements of the outcome to all the guests in the party.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

£10 breast test

There is hope that there could be a test for genetic breast cancer costing £10 on the market.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dental genetics

This is an interesting story. Open wide for your teeth.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Genetic stress

Worrying over genetic testing could cause people stress. I guess that it all adds up.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mad cow disease

One of the causes of it could be genetic. Maybe they will get gene therapy.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Zealand genetics

The government will be putting more money into genetics in New Zealand. I wonder what can such a small country do?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Race genetics

There is another interesting story on it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


This looks interesting. Something to do with genetics but not sure what.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I am disgusted just by looking at the prices for genetic testing from $999 to $399. It is a genetic con.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Newborn genetics

An Indian hospital can detect 400 abnormalities.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Genetic confusion

It seems that there is confusion about genetic tests. Personally I would not use one unless it was supervised by a health professional.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Insurance genetics

I think the insurance companies should pay for genetic testing.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Cheating genetics

Men now have an excause for cheating on their partners.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Genetic testing

An interesting article worth reading about genetics and disease.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mice genetics

Austism can now be studied in mice.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Any news

I have been away on holiday. Has there been any news on the genetics front?

Thursday, July 17, 2008


This is a interesting story about HIV and genetics in Africa.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

California genetics

California has brought in laws to control DNA testing companies.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Home genetic testing

I personally don't want to know very much.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Autism genetics

Middle Eastern families may hold the answers.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sex genetics

Yes that is right another story.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Genetic testing

Another story on genetic testing.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sex of genetics

Yes I can see religious nuts trying to change people.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saving choclate

They are now using genetics to save choclate.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pyschiatric genetics

It has not been very promising as most of the genetic stuff has not been signifcant.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Downside of genetic testing

Yes genetic testing does have a downside.

Howeve in this blog just like most people I have overlooked the downside but that is because there are not many stories on the downside of genetic testing and most of them are about new genetic discoveries. If there are any about the dcownside of genetics then I will publish them.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

TSC genetics

UCLA researchers are making discoveries in this genetic disorder.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Genetic tests 2014

This is a follow up to a earlier story about a mouratourim.

It seems like insurance companies will not get results from genetic testing until 2014. Unless they can find a way around it.

This is one of the downsides of genetics the fact that some people could become uninsurable.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

California clampdown

The State is taking a stance against companies providing expensive genetic testing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Genetic mouratourm

The ABI have extended it to 2014.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Most of the news on genetics now seems to be commercially orientated.

Friday, June 13, 2008

ADHD is genetic

It's a article from the Economist so as they say read carefully.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cow genetics

There will be more female cows.

Monday, June 09, 2008


What can genetics do about the food crisis?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Dermatology genetics

Another interesting story about Dermatology and the promise of genetics. I wonder what it will solve in the future?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Lazy genetics

Some people could be genetically lazy next thing they will come up with a genetic excause why some people are stupid.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Genetic testing could ensure safe supplies in the third world. This will hopefully spot a lot of the harmful things in the water.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Genetics of smoking

This is a very interesting article but please read it before you make assumptions about genetics and smoking.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Childhood epilepsy

This is a good story about the genetics of childhood epilepsy.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Genetics leader resigns

He has done a lot including support the very expensive human genone project. Let's wish him all the best.,0,3395360.story

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cancer genetics

This is a somewhat technical report on the link between genetics and lung cancer.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jewish geentics

Jewish cancer genetics.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Genetics law

The genetics act has become law.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Genetic testing

More hospitals use it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Way paved for research

The House of Commons vote was important for genetic research.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cousin marriages

People to be offered genetic testing.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Gay genetics

It may all be in the genes. Now all we have to figuure out is why young woman marry old perverts.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Autism genetics

200 families are required for the study.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mental health genetics

Here we go again. I was wondering what is not genetic those days.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Childhood cancer genetics

Looks interesting.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Abuse genetics

Abuse can alter genetics.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Genetic code for obesity

Now we all can eat as much as we want to only if it was true.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Genetic discrimination

Here is an update.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Climb forums

Those forums are mainly for people with metabolic genetic disorders.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Skin genetics

Don't forget about skin care as well.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gene therapy for eyes

Can you see the results and some believe it will lead to more genetic stuff for eyes.

Genetic landscape of India

This looks like a complex report from the government of India.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Indian AIDS genetics

Indians have no genetic or natural protection whatsoever.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Genetic discrimination

The senate is expected to pass laws against it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Genetic drugs

Just ahead of the olympic games.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Google genetics

We may get a google hospital next or god knows what.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Parkinsons mainly genetic

A story worth a read.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Genetic engineering website

A new website on genetic engineering,350187.shtml

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Genetic scams

Yes folks there is some around.,0,2443364.story

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Genetics of fear

I hope that explains why I am afraid of dogs.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

DNA dilema

The problems that genetic testing brings.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Diabetes genetics

Yes I think I may have covered this in the past.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Muscular dystrophy

You can support research into this genetic disorder at:

Monday, March 24, 2008

Parkinson's stem cells

A sginifcant breakthrogh. I wonder how long before it happens for genetic diseases with humans?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good old Catholic Church

It's good to know that they have lost the plot. I find the words disgusting but then genetic medicine will continue without the comments of an ignorant Cardinal.

If he get's something genetic I hope he does not take the treatment and goes to the Vatican to be with the Pope.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obesity genetics

Yes folks it's the same kind of story again.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

National bio bank

Genetic long shot.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

British humour

It's genetic.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


It maybe partly genetic.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Genetics and suicude

There is a bit more to it but it is worth checking out.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cow genetics China

From Reuters.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lung cancer

There is a company which is in the market of developing tests for genetic lung disease.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Walking 4 climnb

What a brave man raising money for children and adults affected by genetic disorders.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Genetics is now explaining how people have moved around.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Gene therapy is a possbile cure.,21985,23184913-661,00.html

Monday, February 04, 2008

World Community Grid

Your computer can help to support resarch including genetics.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Updated website

The Chelsea's Hope website has been udpated including the latest information on the genetics of lafora.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Depression genetics

Whatever next?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Genetics and rare diseases information centre

The website looks good and I would suggest visiting it.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lafora disease

I have found another article on this extremely rare genetic disease.

For the latest on the research you can visit.

Monday, January 14, 2008


A wiki about human genetics from the genetics alliance.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gene doping

IOC hopes to crack down on it. Another bad use for genetics.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


The conversational side of genetics