Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gift from god

Nope it is a odd thing but can be explained rationally.

Genetic meeting

Those families in Glasgow are united in finding a cure.

Genetic link

It is amazing what they can find out.


They are now unlocking the genetic secrets.

Friday, July 30, 2010


They are certainly making headlines.


Genetic tests can be misleading.


Abdul was treated for free.

Saviour sibling

I am against this use of genetic technique.

New tricks

Even drugs have new tricks.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fad diets

They actually work for some people.


The Economist as ever provides an insightful article.


This is wrong but than it does happen in the United States a lot.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ice man DNA

What is he going to teach us?

Marsupial more

I have more on the Marsupial this time from Wired News.

Family tree

Poor Marsupial genetics has redrawn its family tree.

Breast cancer risk

Genetics seems to have a lot to do with it.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Getting political

It is about time that genetic testing got political as those companies get away with god knows what.

Monday, July 26, 2010

GAO report

Even more on the GAO report on genetic testing firm.


It seems that they are intrigued.

Fat blood

I have got more on that story.

Drink and genetics

Interesting article from Dutch researchers.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

How people respond

I have no idea how I would respond but life goes on.

Ovarian cancer

Researcher finds new genetic marker for it.

Fat blood

It is bad for your health.

Farmer genetic suit

Yep this farmer is taking a gene company to court but there are plenty of interesting things in the article.

Genetic crime

How wide should the net reach?

GAO report

There is more on the fall out from the GAO report.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

GAO investigation

The GAO investigation show that over the counter genetic tests to be unreliable.

White baby

Here is another story on it.


As they are inconsistent it is not worth the money in doing any of those genetic tests.

Friday, July 23, 2010

White baby

This story interests me as I am albino.
The long and short answer is no.


I agree that personalised genetic tests are bogus.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nothing will happen

Those companies already own the Senate due to lobbying.

Ovarian cancer

People with a family history of ovarian cancer should consider genetic testing.

Overdoing it

This article is overdoing it as it only sites 2 cases.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The baby is to go through a number of tests in the coming weeks.

No miracles

It is good to see they don't believe in miracles.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Follow up

The Times of India is covering the story about the white baby been born to a black couple.

Not black or white

It could be that the baby has some sort of albinism or that the baby has white ancestors from sometime ago.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shocking story

It does have some genetic but the reason why I included here is really for the shocking behavior of the lazy EMTS.

Genetic lawsuits

It seems that farmers are making money from law suits over whether their crop is damaged by GM but the only people who get rich are lawyers.

Malaria resistant mosquito

I have got more on the mosquito that are malaria resistant though not sure how are going to stop the spread of malaria.

Poor kid

Lion King star has got a lot of people turning up for his bone morrow drive.


They maybe interested but that does not mean it is the right thing for them.


You are bound to get reactions from patients.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The FDA is going to hold a hearing on the genetic direct to consumer tests.

Whale genes

Not all of them are the same.

Donor swap

Interesting can I swap mine.

Bad news

Scottish kids are going to get their genetic information stored.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Not sure

The answer should be no.

Follow up

More on a story which I covered earlier.

DNA mix up

See it is not perfect still human error.


The story is going around.


The story is going around.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gay cure

Sooner or later with articles like this brain dead right wing religious nut cases are going to look for a cure when they should be looking for the genes that make them religious right wing nut cases. I am not making any allegation against the author but I think things like this can be abused. To be fair he did say it was only in mice.


BBC News has got a story on it.


This family has suffered a lot from this awful disease.

Malaria resistant

Scientists at the University of Arizona have created a malaria resistant mosquito but some of the comments on the Indy site are nasty.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baby diabetes

Whatever they will think of next?

Black kidney

It seems that genetics may play a part but as with things like this it is only a part and there are a lot of other reasons for this.

New guidelines

The Australian government has some new guidelines on genetic bio banks.

Chicken or egg

The aged old question has been solved and it seems that the chicken came before the egg. I personally like eating both so I don't really care.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alzheimer's genetics

The more I write about those stories about alzheimer's and other stuff I begin to think that they all sound the same kind of story.

Genetic choir

I have covered this genetic choir a while back when I was discussing the BBC article. This shows to a certain extent that the boundary between science and arts is artificial.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smoking genetics

I hate all smokers.

Genetic funding

This company has got some backing.

Large head

It can protect you against dementia.

Not just fat

You poor people with that gene you are not just fat.


In things like biodiversity we tend to concentrate too much on the science and not enough on things like local people.

Monday, July 12, 2010

HIV vaccine

The vaccine article is a bit technical but looks interesting.

Know your pedigree

It is very important that you know your pedigree.

Plant fungus

The Times of India has information on plant fungus.


It seems that Salamanders have more than one use.

Gay mice

Even more on that study.

Predict but not cure

A timely warning.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Those kids are just lazy.

Fund this

The Trust must fund this.

Gay mice

More on the article.

Possible improvement

Genetic information may lead to improvements in the treatment of lung disease and asthma.


It is good to see the doubts start coming in.

Aacknowledging errors

Good to see that Time Magazine is acknowledging the errors that it has made.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Too right

Give me back my body.

New look

Chelseas Hope website has a new look.

Sexual changes

Scientists have found a way of making mice change their sexual orientation.

Flawed study

LA Times is reporting that it may be flawed.


I am so happy to hear that.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


It seems that scientists are questioning the longevity thing.

100 years

I am looking forward to the next 70 years.

Genetic beef

It makes me hungry.

Old age

Beat your genes by taking drugs.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

DNA blood bank

It was impressive on TV.


Why do some people live longer?

German case

It throws up a number of things like concerns about gender selection.

Breast cancer genetics

A timely warning.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

About time

It is about time that Germany allowed this kind of thing.

Breast cancer

Another genetic promise.

Family roots

A new genetic test could help you find yours.

Monday, July 05, 2010


Give longevity a rest.


You can now find out where yours are.

Fertality genetics

There must be something that could make women in Tower Hamlets stop breeding.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

The myth

It seems that the Tibetan genetic myth has been spreading.


That bloody longevity story is still making the headlines.

The first test

It seems that the first test for personalised genetics will be in Australia.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Those longevity stories are doing the rounds all the time.

Age old dispute

The age old dispute between the developing and the developed world has moved onto genetics.

Genetic prince

More like the prince of darkness.

Just kick it

I don't honestly care how or why.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Chinese claim

It is not until the end of the story that some doubts are raised about the Chinese claim. They should do better than leave it at the end.


Genes are not the end it or be it all.

Great people

Nature has helped them to be great.

Prove them wrong

Get run over by a bus and then you will prove them wrong.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Fat chance

You might get run over by a bus tomorrow.

Hair loss gene

They found one and I hope it can help me.