Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New treatment

It seems that the discovery of the gene could lead to new treatments.

Apple genetics

Just thinking about those apples makes me hungry.

Monday, August 30, 2010

More migraines

CBS News has a article on the migraine genetic story.

Apple genetics

Not Apple computers but apples the stuff you get. I hope that they can make cheaper apple pies.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Migraine gene

A new migraine gene has been discovered.

The rap guide

Things like that are worth a try I suppose.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stud genetics

I wonder if the stud can perform or not.

Good work

I like the sound of that.

Rebecca Cotton

I thought that you might want to read her story and her battle with Lafora.

Friday, August 27, 2010

When cousins marry

Tazeen Ahmed has this on Channel 4 go go to 4 on demand and search for it.

Oil genetics

It seems that oil does have an affect on genetics.

Diverse jews

It seems that those Jews are very diverse.

Wheat genetics

This is important but as one of the professors said on BBC News it is still early days and could take up to 15 years for an impact on wheat. They are giving it away free.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Genetic society

It is now weighing on direct to consumer tests.

Eye disease

Genetics does play a part in eye disease but there are many other things.

Good UC berkeley

Good to see that Berkeley is not going to tell students but still use the results for research.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dog genetics

Research on dogs can help human genetic research.

Vitamin D

WebMD has more on it.

Species evolution

New research on mosquitoes has shown that species have gone through an evolutionary process due to global warming.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Simpler genetics

It is good to hear that they are going to be making genetics simpler to understand at Leicester University.

Stomach cancer

Experts find genetic variants for it.

Vitamin D

That is a hell of a lot of genes.

Hide it

Honestly just because the right may use it does not mean we should not discuss. What is wrong with those people. They don't believe in discussing things.

Monday, August 23, 2010


This couple are very lucky.

Crossed the atlantic

Tonight's Dispatches has crossed the Atlantic and appeared in the New York Daily News.

Controlling chronic pain

It is good to see that it can be controlled.


This is another balanced article.

It begins

It was going to start sooner or later and Ed West has fired the first shot.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

stomach and gullet cancer

Experts find gene variants for them.

How to live

Those brave children show people how to live.

Tzeen Ahmed

Tazeen Ahmed is going to get a lot of hate mail after the broadcast.

Family genetics

This is going to be a big story after it is shown tomorrow on Channel 4. So far the Telegraph seems to be doing straight reporting.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Junk DNA

Please save me from it.

Don't smoke near me

See it is more harmful than it was once believed.

Parkinson immune

More on the connection between the immune system and Parkinson's disease.

Stop smoking

Go ahead even occasional smoking damages health.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good news

It is about time that developing countries saw some benefit.

I would not

I would not take a home genetics test knowing what I know.

Genetic hack

Don't those fools have anything else better to do?

TB blood test

I have more on the TB genetics story which I covered yesterday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What is a genome?

The BBC science explained section can explain what is a genome to you.

TB genetics

TB can be very nasty.

Different chimps

It seems that chimps from one part of Africa vary from another part of Africa.


Eve is kind of young at only 200,000 years ago. But she was ugly.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pain genetics

This is an interesting article.

Not always in the gene

This is a new thought provoking article.

A bit technical

Dr Jeff Hersh's article seems to be a bit technical for the lay reader like me.

Pitfalls and promises

This article is about the pitfalls and promises of home genetic testing but I am not in favour of it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gum disease

There is a new genetic test to test for it.

Parkinson's genetics

There is an article about it.

Feeding technology

New technology including genetics and nanotechnology is needed to feed the people in the world by 2050. I agree with it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gallstone genetics

It seems that gall stones are a genetic defect.

Immune Parkinson's

A gene linked to the immune system may play a part in Parkinson's disease.

Korea genetics

Article about food farming and genetics in Korea.

Not genetic

It seems that male and female abilities differ due to socialisation and not genetics. Other experts no doubt have a different view.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A new approach

It seems that Chinese farmers have come up with a new and novel approach to boost crop yields.


It may not be genetically true but it is entertaining.

Net dubious

Genetic tests offered on the net are in many cases dubious.


Never the less the work they do is very important.

Telegraph on Berkeley

The Telegraph has more on the Berkeley story it is a good thing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Picky eaters

I hope that research leads to a cure for them.

Berkeley backdown

I have more on the Berkeley University back down.

Economist article

The Economist has an article which includes the genetic freak Ozzy Osborne.

Berkeley under control

Good to see that UC Berkeley has been brought under control at last.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Indian gallstones

it is all to do with a genetic defect.

Limits to genetics

The FT is covering the story I have been covering.

Genetic hope

They have got hope in clinical trials at Great Ormond Street. I wonder where god is for the RE teacher?

Not many

It seems that not many genetic regions are responsible for dog breeds.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Doctors are finding genetic links to it.

Interesting warning

Stephen Hawkins has got a pretty interesting warning.

Ops up

In Nottingham the number of transplant operations is up.

Genetic breakthrough

The Montreal Gazette is reporting on a major breakthrough in cancer treatment in Vancouver.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Genetic mistake

It seems that most of the tests are based on a mistake.

Genetic lawsuit

The girl and her father are suing the hospital for misdiagnoses. Whatever next?

Cholesterol genes

I have another article on that.

Right decision

PCTs should be funding things in their area and not help lines which is not their duty to do so.

Monday, August 09, 2010

New report

The HGC has a new report on direct to consumer tests.

Survival genetics

It seems that genetic may have something to do with survival after breast cancer.

Menigitis genetics

Pharmacy Europe has a report on it.

Banning cloned animals

I hope that no one in New Zealand is taking those views seriously. As I have argued cloned animals do have some benefits.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Freaks or lifesavers

I guess that sort of depends on who you talk to as one mans freak is another mans lifesaver.

Golden rice

Things like golden rice are important for countries like Bangladesh with plenty of mouths to feed and not enough food.

Menigitis genetics

Hopefully some good can come out of those tragic stories.

Cloned beef safe to eat

However if you were to read the story a bit further you can see that people like the RSPCA and the NFU are divided on this issue. We have been tampering with nature since farming started so lets eat it so long as it is good.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Wild GM

It is the stuff of someones nightmares but not mine.

Genetic clamp down

The Guardian has an update on the story.

Tested for 92 conditions

Newborns with suspected liver problems are to be tested for 92 genetic conditions in a new trail. There must be out there?

Friday, August 06, 2010

Cholesterol genes

Out of the 95 Cholesterol genes they have got 59 are unknown.

Modern plant genetics

The Economist has an interesting blog article about this.


Hebrew University is fighting against it.

HGC guildelines

HGC has issued new guidelines. This is a fast moving world.

Human sponge

sea sponges have something like 70% of their genes in common with humans. After all a lot are dumb like Spongebob.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Obama genetics

Nothing better to write about.

the answer

My answer is no they should not be on the market.

Pain gene

It seems that scientists have found a gene for pain.

That many

95 is quite a lot of links.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New guidelines

We always need new guidelines.

Heart attacks

If you have a heart attack than your genes can play a part in it.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Good news

This little girl is spending her first summer at home. I wish her the best of luck.

Gene defect in cattle

I would like a gene that provides cheap never ending beef.

How touching

After 49 years he found his family. I guess even a genetics expert needs to find his genes than.

Monday, August 02, 2010


Who said that charity does not work.

Japanese genetics

More information on the Japanese genetics.


The expert from Queen Marys University of London has been saying that all day.

DNA sequenced

After thousands of years his DNA has been sequenced. He has had a long wait though.

Genetic surgery

This took place in India.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sorting genetics

Genetics has got something to do with sport.

Unique gene

It seems that the Japaneses may have an unique for prostate cancer.

No scientific basis

It seems that at home genetic tests have no scientific basis but only an economic one of making money out of people.

Good news

The government is about to set up a regulatory authority in India.