Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Skinny genes

Yep some of those skinny people have got genes telling them to be skinny.

Eye cancer mutation

This genetic mutation can increase the risks of eye cancer.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

OSR relative gene cracked

Scientists have cracked the gene of a close relate to oil seed rape and this could lead to better and drug resistant oil seed rape.

South Asian type 2 diabetes

Six new genetic variants have been found which have an impact on type 2 diabetes in South Asians.

Monday, August 29, 2011

10 important discoveries

In a field like genetics how do you come up with 10 discoveries?

E.Coli genetic code redesigned

I wonder what else could they be redesigning next?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Important article on plant genetics

I am not going to attempt to say the name of the plant. The article is worth reading and it looks nice as well.

Flu genetics

There is a study by the University of Michigan to explain why some people get the flu and others don't get it. Whatever happened to luck?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Parenting genetics

I get the feeling that sometimes we are stretching it a bit.

Wrong women tested

It seems that doctors are quick to recommend women for genetic testing for ovarian cancer with low risk but not women with high risk.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Genetic risk prediction

This is a complex topic and I have not read the article but only what the blog post has said but it is worth reading.

MSNBC on British men

MSNBC has a article on British men and where they descended from.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monkey genetics

This is a review of the new Planet of the Apes movie. It is fun not scientific realism.

Origins follow up

It is a follow up on where we men came from.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gene therapy cures immune defect

This important story has been ignored due to the conflict in Libya but it is important as it proves that gene therapy does have benefits.

Blow to European origins

It seems that the theory on how humans originated in Europe maybe in doubt. It might be that they are from hunters rather than farmers but as ever more research is needed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's a cancer drug worth?

Interesting considering that the company has invested a billion. There is also a lot of people and health systems who can't afford it.

Code created

Experts have created a new artificial genetic code which could be of benefit. I am not an expert so I am not sure how.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fishy genetics

It seems that there is something fishy with the sale of Chilean sea bass

Personalised cancer treatment a step closer

I have heard this a lot before and it has not happened but to be fair we are getting closer all the time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Life saving baby

I have an issue with this in general as what happens if the child is rejected if he or she can't do the job.

Cow breeding future

This article is asking will the future of cow breeding be decided by genetics. In a sense there has always been a movement to improve agriculture since the beginning of farming.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scientific insight

Students in Newcastle have been given scientific by the science park and the university.

Smarts and genes

The Wall Street Journal has a article on it. It should have been called intelligence and genes but nevertheless the article is well worth reading.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gene mapping

It could lead to personalised medicine but the key thing is at what cost? The reason is that they might find something they are not expecting like a rare disorder.

Only 5

It seems that 5 genetic variants can predict aggressive prostate cancer.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cannabis genetics

CBS has a report on the genetics of cannabis been unlocked.

Gone to pot genetics

Yes it has gone to pot indeed. They will crack the genetics of cocaine next no doubt.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First clues in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hopefully this will be the first of many genetic clues on Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a painful and nasty disability. People do greatly suffer from it.

Tiny error but important

The error maybe tiny but it is nevertheless very important in cancer.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Resignation over truth

This man has resigned because he has told the truth and religious christian nut jobs can't accept it.

Improved cannabis

It is about time that drug dealers started using genetics.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cancer breakthrough

We get one everyday.

Animal genetic code

Not sure I understand the full article but it is impressive.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Genetic botch up

This is unbelievable it can only happen in corrupt places.

Are math skills genetic?

Interesting question about Maths is so boring. Maybe some people are born to be bored.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Good news on bladder cancer

The most common form of it has been sequenced.

Human intelligence

You have to be careful with this kind of genetics.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Worm DNA engineered

Interesting article on the genetic engineering of worm DNA.

Tastier fish and chips thanks genetics

See genetics does have a good thing about it. It is good that they cracked the genetic code but it is making me hungry.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Animals genetic code redesigned

The BBC has a thought provoking article on it.

ADHD gene

How many of them are there?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MS genetics

The BBC News website has a article on the genetics of MS. It seems that there are 30 genes involved.

Fetal genetic testing

There is a warning about it.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Intelligence and genetics

The story I covered before but this time with another article.

Genes and intelligence

An interesting article on a subject that has been controversial for a very long time to do with race and eugenics.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Stomach cancer

Genetic differences do play a key part.

King Tut's DNA

Do we share it?

Zoo breeding

Zoo's should be doing this in the first place.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Mustang roundup

Not sure what a Mustang is.

NHS ignoring patents

The NHS and other providers should know just because they don't feel that the patents are justified does not make ignoring them right.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Beef genetics

It seems that genetics does have an important part to play in the cow breeding market.

Infringing test patents

Doctors in the UK are in danger of infringing test patents but no lawsuits have been filed. Knowing the country it is only a matter of time.

Friday, August 05, 2011

DNA patenting UK

The Human Genetics Commission has a new report on it asking key questions.

Adult jaw shape

It seems that diet and genetics dictate it.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

No fingerprint

Scientists have found the mutation for the extremely rare condition where humans have no fingerprint.

Financial genetics

Finance is more to do with pot luck and guess hence why the blindfolded monkey can do so well.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Genetic app

I don't want the genetic app.

Patent follow up

I have more on genetic patenting court case.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Patenting human genome

I have another article on it.

Gene patenting

I don't like this one little bit.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Stomach cancer

Genetics can help separate it into different types.

Unique asthma genes

I had no idea that African Americans had unique asthma genes.