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