Thursday, December 31, 2009

Online course

My eyes hurt but it looks interesting.

This is my last post of the decade.

Genetic counselling

This is a book on genetic couselling from wikibooks but it needs a lot of serious work done to it.

Devil cancer

I have no idea that the Devils have cancer.

More on lafora

The site has been updated and I do hope that this year there might be a cure on the horizon.


An interesting article.

The future

It is quite bright for science.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Political genetics

I thought that it was to do with your intelligence rather than anything else.


The science correspondent of the Guardian has done an excellent review of the decade. It is well woth reading.

Lafora update.

Dear friends,

As the year comes to a close I’d like to look forward to the year ahead with great promise. We, Chelsea’s Hope, have accomplished so much in terms of raising money for research being done at UCLA, while some of you have raised great amounts of money that was sent to Toronto for the research being done by Dr. Berge Minassian. Our goal is the same, to find a cure for Lafora, to relieve our children of the fate that lies ahead if we do not!

Our hope, Chelsea’s Hope: Lafora Children Research Fund, is HOPE for all our children. We hope you all feel a part of the organization that we have formed, created and shared. It is with love, devotion and a greater sense of community that we originally began Chelsea’s Hope and with that sense of devotion and urgency to support research being done to further the Lafora understanding and research development.

As of October 2009, we have successfully incorporated and filed for our 501(c)3, non-profit standing. We have developed articles of incorporation, bylaws and a Board of Directors to help guide us. From this point on, we will be able to support any/all Lafora research being done, generate corporate sponsorships, apply for grants, garner corporate matching charitable donations and open the door for so many other possibilities in terms of raising the much needed funds to successfully win this battle over Lafora.

I have attached a personal letter from Dr. Antonio Delgado- Escueta that I thought would interest you, after all “We are all Chelsea’s Hope”, as well as the most recent UCLA Research Update for 2010. We expect to receive the updates from Toronto soon and will share those with you when they are received. We will be posting this to the website as well as sending out an announcement notice of our new standing to all those who have generously donated to the research into Lafora disease.

Our best wishes to you and your families as we look to 2010 with the promise of miracles.

With Hope,

Linda and Barb

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

Note the above is from Linda Gerber. I have tried to copy the documents but I can't copy PDFs for some reason.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


An important discoery has been made.


This is an interesting article.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009


More on the story I discussed earlier.

Friday, December 25, 2009


A major discoery has been made.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


This time from CBC in Canada.


An important gene has been found in Asthama.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Breast Cancer

More on breast cancer but this time from the Times.

Breast cancer

Is more than one disease according to an article published in Nature Genetics. Interesting isn't it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

GM wheat

It is on it's way according to the guardian.

Parent genetics

They are useful for something after all.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I am not sure I grasp the full concept.


I have more on the cancer story.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Steve Jones always has something interesting to say.

Cancer genetics

This time from CNN.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


An important discovery has been made.

Celtic disease

It is not drinking.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


The spirit has not totally gone in Canada anyway.

Welsh pride

They have every right to be.

Monday, December 14, 2009


It is important for climate change.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lung cancer

An important genetic discovery has been made.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

India genetics

More on the story I covered last night.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lafora disease

If you go to page 8 you can find more information on it.

Asian migration

This is a very interesting article on the genetic history of Asia.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

No way

Human genes should not be patented.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Cancer genetics

The Welsh government needs to spend more money on it.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Maybe they just like eating like me.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


It is enough to make me sick.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I thought that you should know about the man behind the disease.

Friday, November 27, 2009


People in Labourlist have got stupid ideas.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


Corn has more genes than humans.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Matthew Desimas

It is a painful story to read but in some ways it is touching. Well worth a read.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

DNA database

Thank goodness they are making changes to the blasted thing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plant genetics

It is interesting that they are meeting in Mexico City.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


They are really important to the future of genetics.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sudden death

There is call for genetic testing.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Food genetics

This is an interesting article.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Horse genetics

Seem to have a lot in common with humans.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Asylum genetics

The wankers can't even catch them in the first place.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

bloody hell

Mapping the genes of 10,000 species.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Faster bacon

Porky pig will be eaten faster.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Genetic dilema

It is getting to be a dangerous thing.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sperm danger

It is a danger with sperm donors.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Eye genetics

It can be effective in treating the young.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sad story

It is a tragic story for all concerned.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


There is a up and a downside to it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009


I hate the bloody thing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tragic story

It is a tragic story and let's hope something good comes out of it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Brain research

An important discovery has been made.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Genetic market

It is going to be sometime before this is on the market.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cowpea genetics

I never heard of a cowpea before.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


It can be passed in the womb.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cuba problems

The US blockades are causing real problems in Cuba.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Autism genetics

A major discovery has been made.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Jessica's story

This is her story about her battle with Lafora Disease.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Genetic typos

Maybe god can't type right.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009


A new genetic discovery has been made.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Fancy your cousin

It is illegal in many parts of the world.

Friday, October 02, 2009


Let us hope it does not happen to the one's in the streets.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Celtic fringe

Genetic testing has proved that UK mammals have a Celtic fringe.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Twin research

Important for the future of medicine.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


People are going to have their right to privacy taken away.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Indian genetics

This happens when they marry close relatives.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The first personalised genetic medicine to be offered for patients.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Seems to have an effect on genetic colon cancer.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Here is a new article on Chelsea Gerber. There is also a major update on the disease.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Genetics reversed

Some good news but only in mice.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Date palm

Cornell Qatar have done it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


1 in 6 couples have a problem.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gene sex

It seems that genetics are to blame for early sex.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Genetic counselling

The book is in the second edition.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009


The dirty little secret no one likes to talk about.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Anything that helps smokers quit is a good thing.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Garden genetics

Nothing will ever make me go in the garden.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

More funding

Researchers in Wales are hoping for more funding for alzheimer's.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Alzheimer's genetics

They have found the gene that causes 1 in 5 cases and it may lead to a cure.

Sunday, September 06, 2009


People in Australia are not taking tests due to fears about insurance.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

All in the genes

It is certain that people from Africa will win the next race.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Deaf genetics

An interesting article. I wonder what the future will hold?

Male inferality

This may lead to a cure.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Human repitle link

The first link between human and reptile heart genetics has been found.

Crop genetics

It is to avoid us starving to death.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Let us hope that old woman don't become pretty.


The ethics of genetic testing for depression.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dog coat

I find this hard to believe.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dedicated uncle

I wish him all the best in the world.

Gene swap

It sounds like science fiction but in the future it maybe possible.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lafora update

I got the following update via email.

We have raised nearly $150,000 for UCLA research and the gentamycin treatment is still in the FDA approval stages with hopes that it will happen soon. We are in the process of filing non-profit status so that will enable us to support other research.

You can visit the site for all the latest news.

Duck DNA

Scientists study the DNA of a 4 legged duck.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IVF genetics

keep on breeding.

Free genetics

I would like to see what they come up with.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Death genetics

The genetics of sudden death.

Dog truth

I have not read the article yet but enjoy yourself.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Question of gender

I think it is a silly debate. It is about time all of it stopped.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

American way

It is illegal in Britain so let the Americans cash in. Medical ethics is at a all time high.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Downs drug

There is some hope for people with Downs syndrome. It is not a cure though.

Lung cancer

Genetics unveiled. It is to do with some smoking.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Child cancer

Major advances have been made.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fake DNA

The police are going to have to do some real work to stop innocent people going to jail.


Poor Panda's they could be gone in a few decades. It would be a great loss to the world.

Monday, August 17, 2009


This article suggests that they have found some of the genetic causes for leukaemia but there are other factors to consider as well.

Hep C

More information on the story.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hepatitis C

An important genetic discovery has been made.

Game genetics

I never liked the child who was good at everything.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ethnic genes

I have covered this before but it is important as certain communities have certain diseases more common in them.

Sleep genetics

This article says that it is a rare gene.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Breast cancer

This family has it in spades.


I wonder how much I need? I am not sure as I don't know much about my genetic make up. However I am not like George Bush.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

DNA access

I would perfer if no one had access to such important stuff.

Hair loss

I hope it is not too late for me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sound advise

This is sound advice for people with mental illness considering having children.


It will increase risk but is not the main cause.

Genetic tissue

It is not all the same you know.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Native DNA

Some people don't want to know. Maybe ignorance is bliss.

Monday, August 10, 2009


It is not genetic but it is still amazing.

Mental face

The face of your shape could determine memory loss.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

DNA summer camp

Go and enjoy yourself.

Complex genetics

Hopefully with this discovery they will be able to better understand them.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

An interesting article

This is an interesting article for a number of reasons it maybe be long but nevertheless it does say a few interesting things for example that the number of genetic diseases is between 4000-6000 and that the list is growing as more mistakes are found.


It is genetically complex.

Friday, August 07, 2009


Follow up on this important story.


They can now detect it before it starts.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Corn genetics

I hope it tastes good.

Second patient

If I was them I would have perferred to be the first as it is not easy to boost to your friends. "I am the second patient". See I told you so.


The entire structure has been decoded.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Jeans for genes

It is a worthwhile cause.


It is wonderful that now she can play outside.

Bad idea

Selecting children on things like gifts is not the right way to go abou it.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Bison on the brink

It is a shme as the meat must have been good.

Dog origins

It seems that dogs now have a identity crisis. Where they are from East Asia or Africa.

Monday, August 03, 2009


It seems that in India there is now question about whether the woman is faithful or not. I coould have said man but technically it is the woman in question.

Genetic concert

Isn't that nice of him.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Scientists discover more.

I need a drink

Are my genes going to let me have one or not?

Saturday, August 01, 2009


All in the genes.

North Yorkshire beef

I should go there and have a taste of the beef. I am a beef lover.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Chelsea Gerber update

There has been an update on Chelsea Gerber. It has got some new information on but it also gives information on lafora disease which I have discussed before. It is a moving and interesting story.

Old eyes

Yes it is old eye genetics. It is old age but for the eyes.

Bitter genetics

She lost her husband and now 4 other members of the family have the disease.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Big think

Widespread genetic testing is certainly big thinking.

Fuuture of medicine

It will not only be a doctor you will see when you get to the clinic. This is a change for the good.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


No not the ones you get in hospital.


Experts have designed genetic barcodes for them all.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Croc genetics

I hope it did not eat them when they were doing it.


A touchy subject.


Good old hill farmers in Thailand.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Genetic testing

It is valueable in treating cancer.

Wrinkle cream

Genetics could make older women loook younger.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Breast cancer

An imprtant breakthrough has been made.

Genetic testing

In Australia.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rice genetics

I hope it tastes good.

Mice genetics

It ought to be eaiser than human genetics.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Humans are unique compared to other animals.

Dairy genetics

I hope that they give good meat.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Problem behaviour

Adults with developmental disabilities a genetic marker.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fruit genetics

Scientists in Scotland are making important discoveries.

Genetic funding

Some good news for the people in Nottingham.


It seems they come from South Asia. I am related.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wandering Jew

I wonder what they will find.

Brith defects

Researchers in Utah have done a genetic map after looking at a group of people who were born with a birth defect.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Plant genetics

There are some exciting developments in this area.

MD treatment

It is coming closer.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Memory loss

Poor souls before they turn 60.

Blood pressure

I have it reasonable.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Genetic suicide

What a sad story it is.

Panda genetics

This little one is the future of Red Panda.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Their behaviour is influenced by enviornmental and genetic factors.

Follow up

There is a follow up to the US study which I discussed last time in the Scotsman.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MD gene

Hopefully this will lead to a cure to this terrible disease. However as with other genetic things this is likely to be sometime off.

Genetic risk

It seems that most adult children who have parents with alzheimer's seem to take the news well.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good news

It seems that they have found the genetics of a thing which I have never heard of.

Elephant adoption

An interesting thing in Africa.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Brain tumour

New research could lead to a treatment for this devasting illness.

Monday, July 13, 2009


An interesting discussion on DNA and race.

ADHD in adults

The genetic factors of ADHD in adulthood.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

All in 1

I have covered this story before here goes again.


It is partly to do with genetics.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cancer race

Actually it is to do with the genetics of race.

Pine beetle

Some interesting research been done to lead to great discoveries.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lance Armstrong

Is a genetic freak.

Genetic story

A City worker wins £500. I am not sure if the story is there as I have not checked.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

DNA honour

About time to.

Tougher regluations

It is about time as a lot see it as a gold mine.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Ill prepared for genetic testing.

Skin cancer

A study on genetic risks.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Rip off

The price that those companies charge is a rip off.

Amur tiger

New research shows that they are in trouble.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mental health

A centre for mental health genetics has been launched at Cardiff.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


More on what I discussed earlier .

Mental health

Genetic testing could a long way off due to the large number of genes involved.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Online testing

Benefits for lung cancer patients.

Universal test

More information.

Universal test

A universal genetic pre-natal test could be on the market in a years time.


It can lead to some genetic changes.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Scientists at Edinburgh are developing software to analysis the genetics of thousands of people at the same time.

LD genetics

The language in the article is not good.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


More on cancer genetics.


There is not that much genetic difference between people.

Owl genetics

An interesting article.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Genetic testing is patchy.


Surely it cannot be that many genes?

Friday, June 26, 2009


They found a gene. It does not explain why there is so many though.

Learning disabilities

Genetic reasearch.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The secrets of younger looking skin.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


The Daily Mail is reporting on potential new treatments.

Human genetics

Another interesting story from Science Daily.

Lafora Disease

Here is another article on it. Not sure I understand it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I must have the sad gene.

Genetic future

This is an interesting article about the future and how personalised medicine is way off.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Live stock

More on this topic.

Like fater, like daughter

It is disturbing. I would never do anything like that.

Crop danger

Something must be done for a crop bank urgently. If nothing happens it is going to be a disaster in Africa.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


An interesting article about the genetics of love. It is worth a read for the historical research.

Anorexia, autism

A genetic link has been reported in Time.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Islamic genetics

I am not going to address who is related to the prophet or not as this is not the real story. One of the real stories is the fact that the article talks about the Islamic courts and their acceptance of genetic evidence for example that if the couple are married then the children are the husbands. This is stupid but then religion is stupid.

Farm genetics

Growing interest in it.


Keeping it in the family. I strongly disapprove of this due to the fact that they are making money out of something that is ours.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Colorectal cancer

it seems that they are at the early stage of developing a test which could help identify people at risk.

Jumping genes

Interesting article about something that could change the way we think about diseases like cancer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Scientists have made a important genetic discovery.


Genetic markers have been discovered.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gay genetics

OK the title maybe a bit misleading but you will have to read it to understand it.

Lafora, Mark Wilcox

This is the story of Mark Wilcox. Sadly his brother died from this disease.

Ram genetics

It can be good for your business if you are ram farmer of course.

Evoluation genetics

Scientists at the University of Leeds have made an important discovery which could explain a lot.

Monday, June 15, 2009

MS gene

More from Science Daily.

Tiger genetics

This an interesting story about the Royal Bengal Tigers and the work been done to support them.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

MS genetics

Scientists in Austalia and New Zealand are making important breakthroughs.

Crop fingerprinting

It is important and it can help make rice breeding easier.

New disorder

A new genetic disorder has been identified.

Stupid bass

So if their parents got caught than they are likely to get caught. They have not learned from their parents.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CDC guidelines

It is a good thing and it is about time that guidelines on genetic tests were brought out as it is a major business.

Swnine flu

More news.


A boy in Northern Ireland is suffering from this rare genetic disorder.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Best of the East Bay, Lafora

The author discusses a lot and it is a interesting blog and she explains about the background to writing the story about lafora disease.

Stroke genetics

It is an interesting story.

Genetic discrimination

Another interesting artice on it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Swine flu

It may have been spreading during last August according to genetic research.

Genetic crime

It is a story about the link between crime, genetics and neurology.

Genetic help

A group wants help for sufferers of Huntingdon's Disease.

Genetic spelling bee

You have been warned the simplest mistake can be bad.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lafora disease

There is an article about lafora but this time the article is divided between Chelsea Gerber and her friend Danielle Goldsmith who has done lot of the work including running the website.

Genetic warning

It is quite interesting.

Genetic business

It is a big business.

Gang genetics

Looks interesting. I bet there is more to it.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


There is a interesting study about genetic discrimination in the British Medical Journal.

Cancer genetics

US hospital starts testing all cancer patients.

Genetic dangers

Direct to consumer genetic testing maybe a hip thing but it will do real damage to people in the long run without the support of doctors and other health professionals.

Insomnia, anxiety and depression

May all be genetic. All I need is a good sleep.


An interesting studying into longevity genetics has been conducted in Boston.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Tame animals

Scientists have discovered a genetic region.

Your genetic future

A interesting and thoughtful debate organised by the Times.

Genetic winner

A childrens book on genetic engineering has won a prize entirely voted for by children.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Cancer genetics

Interesting letter to the editor but not one I entirely agree with. There has been huge amounts spent on cancer and not much on many other diseases.


Genetic Archaeology News seems to be a interesting website if at times basic but than we are exploring history through genetics now.


Modern genetics shows that humans are all the same.

Kuwait genetics

Kuwait needs one for GM.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

A new disorder

A new genetic immune disorder has been discovered in children.

Genetic art

This is a rather old but nevertheless interesting story about art and genetics.

Personalised medicine

This is a complicated story and I don't understand it fully.


Some mysterious ailments maybe the result of undiagnosed genetic defects.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Online genetics

There is a danger of sharing genetic information online. Try telling that to the Home Office.

History and geography

They have an important part to play in human genetics as a lot of the things that changed are less to do with genetics and more enviornmental.

War genetics

Quite an interesting story about war and human selfishness.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hope for John

Channel TV has more on John including a news report.

Honest genetics

Mothers who are open about the results of genetic tests tend to be happier than those that don't. It could be to do with the fact that honesty is easier.