Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sex genetics

Don't get excited this is only in honeybees.

Bad genetics

This Times reporter has exposed bad genetic testing.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Genetic testing and ethics

With all the discussion of genetic testing ethics are not discussed often enough.

Diabetes genetics

Another round of stories about the genetics of diabetes.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Age related genetics

This article looks really complicated to me.

Animal testing

As this article shows genetic research which involves animal testing has benefited people. Animal testing is essential.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Meet Alexis

Alexis Howard suffers from the genetic disease Lafora.

Sister genetics

Those sisters share a lot including a rare genetic disorder.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Surprising ancient secrets

This is what happens when you use genetics on our ancestors. You learn something new.

Bird flu genetics

It has not gone away. I think my neighbors might spread it

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Genetic surprise

You do get a genetic surprise every so often.

That many

Over 100 genetic markers is quite a lot.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Genetic cure

They are a long way off.

New genetic marker

Bird flu has not gone away it seems.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Genetic caution

This caution on mail order genetic tests is timely.


Back to one of our most popular genetic topics.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Political genetics

Genetics play a part in everything now it seems.

African American genetics

This looks interesting but to be honest I don't understand it.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Embryo screening

This genetic test is good news as it does not disturb the embryo.

A genetic history

The Scotsman is reviewing a book about the genetic history of the British.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pioneer dies

It is sad to see that a genetic pioneer has died.

China genetic rejection

In this case China has done the right thing as those genetic modifications are not approved.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Education and genetics

Education and genetics is a major issue now.

Stress and heart

It would make sense if they had genetic similarities.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Genes that make us human

This is the definitive list drawn up by scientists.

FDA oversteps on genetic testing

Another article on the genetic testing company 23andMe.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why we need GM food

This article from MIT explains why we will need genetically modified food.

Too much information

I agree that there can be too much especially in genetics.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Misleading than helpful

According to the LA Times the genetic tests provided by 23andMe are more misleading than helpful.

Climate change

Nature has an article on ancient genetics and climate change.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Secret genetic code

According to this article not really.

Epilepsy genetics

This is an important article on epilepsy genetics.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Genetic scam

BBC News asks is the genetic testing company 23andMe a scam or not?

Live for 500 years

I would rather die when my time is up.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Double meaning

It seems that genetics can have more than one meaning.

Education genetics

Big news all over the television.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Daddy diet

The diet of the father could have an impact on the baby.

Lafora introduction

This YouTube video gives a very short 2 minutes introduction to Lafora Disease including genetics.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Genetic insurance

Too much hype and not enough science.

Computer code

In one way it could be argued that our genetic data is computer code.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Genetic flaw

I guess we men can't be perfect and having genetic flaws is part of life.

Brave girls

Those 2 girls are brave to suffer with the genetic disorder that they have. Let us hope that this new research can help them.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Zoo genetics

This new report is bad news for Zoo animals in Europe.

Mystery genetics

I don't like the sound of that.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

AP on 23andMe

The Associated Press has a story on 23andMe.

Time follow up

Time is following up on the ongoing 23andMe and FDA genetic dispute.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Genetic delays

The hospital says that it is not having much of an impact on patients.

No health risk data

The genetic testing company 23andMe is to stop providing health risk data. Good on the FDA for taking this action.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Brother and genetics

This is a long article and I have not read it to be honest.

Working together

There are genetic benefits to it.


This time it is the Guardian which is pitching in.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Genetic surgery

This sounds interesting but I suspect genetic surgery is a long way off.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Designer sperm

This genetic treatment has only been tried on mice so far.

Phobia genetics

This time it is from the Daily Telegraph.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Great genetic testing divide

You have got articles which are in favour of genetic testing by companies like 23andMe and articles which are against. This one mentions the good and not the bad.

Genetic phobia

It seems that phobias could be genetic according to the Daily Vile.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Genetic testing and ethics

The Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action has written an article for the Huffington Post in which she welcomes the FDA and it's ban on 23andMe and argues that genetic testing companies should adhere to medical and not business ethics.

FDA crazy

According to this article the decision by the FDA to ban 23andMe home genetic testing is a crazy decision.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Medical records genetic secrets

This article on National Geographic is warning about the possible dangers of having our medical records in a electronic form rather than paper. Personally I am not bothered as there are other ways of finding out our genetic secrets. It is a risk we have to take.

Population genetics

You have to read this article on population genetics to understand what it all means. It would be unfair of me to comment.

Friday, November 29, 2013

New cat

This new Brazilian Wild Cat species has been revealed by genetic testing.

Alcohol genetics

Genetics is only part of the answer when it comes to alcohol.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Genetics and education

The Economist has got an article on genetics and education.

New Yorker on 23andMe

The New Yorker has a in depth piece on 23andMe and the genetic testing sector and the FDA.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

23andMe on Guardian

The Guardian has an article on the genetic testing company 23andMe. It has not been picked up by the television media yet.

Lafora funding

Epilepsy Canada is funding work in this terrible genetic disorder.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alcohol genetics

I am not making any jokes about the Irish, alcohol and genetics.

Follow up

BBC News has done a follow up on the 23andMe ban by the FDA.

Monday, November 25, 2013

23andMe told to halt sales

This is bad news for the genetic testing sector but it is good news for consumers as personalised genetic testing companies like 23andMe are going to have to show scientific evidence.

Non genetic farming

Genetics is only part of the answer in farming as this Israeli company has proven.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Genetic counselling

It is good to see that genetic counselling is a growing practice.

Pioneer dies

I never heard of him but according to the NYT he is a genetics pioneer.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Good idea

This short but important article about genetic counselling from The Hindu is in the right direction.

Nice surprise

It was nice of his classmates to do this. He suffers from a painful genetic disorder.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Not watching

I am not going to watch this documentary as I am a supporter of genetic modification.

Autism genetics

This time it is from Yale.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Autism genetics

It has not been discussed for sometime.

Educating people about breast cancer and genetics

I say good luck to her tyring to educate people. Governments have tried.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Genetic failure

It was bound to happen.

Inbreeding genetics

According to this article from the Times of India our ancestors were inbreeding and they were breeding with a human species which we have not come across. I wonder what other genetic secrets there are?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Genetic disgrace

Those children and their families have a right to know.

Genetic limbo

That is the problem with genetic testing. People know things but they can't really do anything about them.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jewish Genetic Disorders UK

It is good to see that Jewish Genetic Disorders UK are spreading the word amongst the Jewish community.

Mean genetics

We could be mean partially due to our genetic makeup.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Education genetics

This Professor from KCL is braced for the controversy. There will be some as education and genetics has been a hot potato for sometime. I can remember reading about it in Psychology texts (I did a GCSE in Psychology)

Dubai genetic meeting

It is good to see that top scientists are gathering in Dubai to discuss genetic disorders of the region.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Silly genetics

This Obamacare thing has really become silly genetics.

Too cheap

Considering the real impact of genetic testing this is too cheap.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Obamacare eugenics

This whole Obamacare thing has taken a life of it's own. I don't believe that it is eugenic but I am not sure about the genetic thing. To be fair I don't care really as genetics is a very complicated issue which should be discussed more seriously.

Dog genetics

I have more on the genetics of dogs and how they descended from ice age wolves.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Best friends for 30,000 years

Genetic testing has proven that dogs and humans have been best friends for 30,000 years since the ice age.


This story about Obamacare and genetics is far too complicated to understand.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Light skin genetics

I have covered this before. It is interesting but than Europeans do have similar skin to Asians.

Political genetics

I have covered this before.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cheap genetics

This article has got nothing to do with Pandora but it has got everything to do with the genetic testing company 23andMe.

Jolie genetics

Ms Jolie has had quite a impact.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Genetic dark matter

I did not know such a thing existed. I learn something new every so often writing this blog.

Pig genetics

Farmers and researchers are going to benefit from this. I wonder if Peppa Pig is involved in this?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black American heart genetics

This article is about the health of the hearts of African Americans.

Ice age genetic secrets

Nothing to do with the movie but a real life cave bear and ancient horse.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Sharing genetic data

The Cambridge News talks to the Wellcome Trust about sharing genetic data. It is a big issue and we should be having more of a discussion.

Shared genetic coding

According to a new research paper Indians and Europeans share the genetic coding for light skin.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ethical dilemma

This does raise an ethical dilemma. I would not want my genetic information on the net for everyone to look at.

Easy but difficult

It is easy to get your genetic results but difficult to understand it.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Editing genome

If this story about editing genome delivers what the headline says than this is a major breakthrough in genetics.

Guidance needed

This story does not come as a complete surprise to me. Genetic testing is complicated and you need your doctor to guide you through it.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Google genetic treatments

Google is not the answer but it can provide support to doctors looking for information on rare genetic diseases.

Different regions

This is a article which discusses different regions of the world and their genetics in disease.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Follow up

The Globe and Mail have a follow up to the Ontario genetic discrimination law article.

Ontario and genetic discrimination

It is good to see that Ontario is taking action against genetic discrimination.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Brain ageing

According to this article it has a geneti link

Genetic suprise

Researchers found a genetic surprise in the brain which they were not expecting. It is nevertheless an important discovery according to the article.

Sunday, November 03, 2013


Not everything is genetic.

LA BioMed giving hope

I have never heard of LA BioMed before but they are giving hope to families with rare genetic diseases.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Bad practice in Japan

This is bad genetic practice from Japan a country which is associated with high standards.

Funding boost

Any funding boost is good news in genetic research.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Genetic cure

It is good to see that Nick since leaving SolarAid has discovered what is effectively a cure for the rare genetic diseases that his 2 sons have.

Genetic helpers

This seems like a good idea in HIV research.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lung cancer

There is genetic hope.

Global warming genetics

I would have never thought of that. I did not know it had anything to do with genetics.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Replacing faulty genes

This is the future of genetics but it is sometime away.

Education and genetics

This article has a link to a 250 page thesis which I have not read. I am sure some have. I can't give any views on this topic.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Data and genetics

This article explores how vast amounts of data can help our understanding of disease.

Facial genetics

This time it is from the Indy.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Family history and genetics

Family history and genetics are important factors in breast cancer.

Cancer genetic error

This time it is reporting on a study which found an error in some lung cancers.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Genetic apology

People today should not apologise for what their ancestors did. They are not to blame for it.

Eye genetic counselling

This seems like a good idea. I know a lot of people who have genetic eye disorders.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

OCD genetics

Actually this article is not just about OCD but that is what I have chosen to discuss.

Designer genes

The benefits of genetic programming.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Face genetics

I have got another article on it.

It's in the genes

A very direct headline that does not give much away.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Face genetics

Scientists are now understanding why we look how we look.

Genetic siblings very different

This is a timely article on sibling genetics considering what is going on with Roma children in the news currently.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bargain hunting genetics

I was born without this gene.

GM crops Africa's food future

I agree with the author of this article that genetically modified crops should be part of Africa's food future. I am not happy with the green lobby.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Out of Africa

There is further evidence that humans migrated from Africa this time from a genetic study of herpes.

Panda genetics

They are so cute but they are endangered.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cancer genes on and off

This article discusses turning them on and off.

Genetic wrongs

Follow up to my last article about 2 genetic wrongs.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

2 make right

In the world of genetics 2 wrongs can make a right.

Genetic film

There is a film about breast cancer genetics.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Adoptive genetics

This is a article about adoptive parents and genetic testing. It also takes a look at the company founder.

Daddy and breast cancer

It seems that breast cancer genetic markers can also be passed down from the fathers side as well.

Friday, October 18, 2013


I have got more on yeti genetics.

Jewish genetics

I have covered this and I will continue to do so.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Yeti genetics

The Daily Vile has a story on the yeti and a ancient jawbone.

Bladder cancer

More on bladder cancer genetics.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Genetic errors

This is a article about genetic errors in cancer.

Overlooks genetics

This is a shame as genetics is very important in cancer.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fighting cancer

Those small bits of material are fighting cancer.

Quest breast cancer genetics

Quest is going to offer breast cancer genetic testing.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The question

This asks if genetic screening actually helpful.

Sickle Cell Disease

Scientists have discovered genetic targets for it's treatment.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ancient DNA

Things like Ancient DNA and other things like population genetics will play an important part in non scientific academic research.

Austen and genetics

Who would have thought it? Jane Austen and genetics.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jewish genetics

I am not going to try to spell the name of this Jewish sect but their genetic history is very interesting.


It is a rare genetic disorder but it may have some links to autism.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Smartphone genetics

I am not in favour of it and I think that it is a bad idea as people need guidance and support.

Baby genetics

The Daily Vile has a story on the ethics of baby genetics.

Monday, October 07, 2013


I would not trust Facebook with my genetic code as they might give it to the NSA.

Ethics of baby genetics

Those issues should have been sorted out a long time ago.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

TB genetics

Good news on bovine TB as scientists in Scotland claim that farmers can select resistant cattle within 2 years.

Not genetic

It seems that been left-handed is not genetic this week. Next week it will be genetic.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Meeting people's needs

The Guardian has an article about cancer genetics resources.

Whale genetics

Researchers are saying that in order to save them you have to understand their genetics even to a group level.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Baby genetics

There is no business like baby genetics for 23andMe.

Alcohol gene

I suppose that genetics would have an impact on everything even rats liking alcohol.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Missing genes

The BBC is discussing missing genes and autism.

Designer babies

The Australian newspaper reports that people are worried about designer genetic babies.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Jewish genetics

I have covered this before.

Obamacare genetic testing

It seems that there maybe some good news on the genetic front from Obamacare.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Brave family

Don't know much about this genetic disease but they are a brave family.

Hidden feature

It seems that there are some genetic secrets which are hidden.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Genetic transparency

According to this article the era of genetic transparency is almost here.

Help Emma Tucker

Emma Tucker has a rare genetic disease and she needs all the financial help that she can get.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Support Golden Rice

Hi I am sure you are aware as readers of this blog that I support genetic research that could benefit the world. I believe that Golden Rice is one of those. Please visit the site and spread the word.

Cancer genetic code

I am no expert on genetics but 140 regions seems a lot to me. Maybe there is a lot of regions still left or something.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Have kids early

This is coming from James Watson one of the most important man in the history of genetics.

Jail genetics

According to a Professor in New Zealand your genetics could decide on things like how long you go to jail and whether or not you get paroled.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Aetas from India

A genetic study has revealed that they may have come from India 20,000 years ago. A lot of people come from India now.

Genetic matchmaking

The movie is not so far-fetched.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pan cancer genetics

Nature has an article on pan cancer genetics.

Good use of genetics

Saving endangered species is a very good use of genetics.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Learning genetics

The NYT have an interesting article about teaching genetics but I have not had an opportunity to check it out properly just read a very small amount.

Breast cancer NHS

Some good genetic news for women.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Menory genetics

The Age from Australia is covering the story this time.

Cold sores

Some people may get them due to genetics.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Genetic switch for memories

It is more complicated than just one thing.

Tummy genetics

This boy has got a rare genetic tummy disorder.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Prostate cancer genetics

Genetic tests could identify the agressive ones.

Tweaking genes

Not a good idea as our genetic makeup is already complicated enough. Besides a change in one gene could have an impact which we were not expecting.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

New team member

Not much in genetic news.

Poverty and genetics

The Wall Street Journal has an article on it and says that it is impossible to answer.

Friday, September 20, 2013

23andMe and genetic privacy

This lawyer tells people how to use the site without giving away genetic privacy.

Poor unlucky girl

She is bravely fighting this genetic disease the name of which I can't remember.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mistaken for autism

I discussed this about the gentic disorder that is mistaken for autism in the last post.

Mistaken for autism

Children with another genetic disorder are been mistakenly classed as having autism. Good on Time for publishing this.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GM babies

The FDA is to hold a public meeting on genetically modified babies in October.

Multiple genetic identities

It seems that one woman can have multiple genetic identities.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Good cause

Good to see that Jason is doing something for a good cause like Jeans for Genes. Genetic diseases can be devasting


Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics is managing the JScreen which allows Jewish people to check for genetic diseases.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Jeans For Genes

This is a personal message from the Prime Minister on why people should take part and he also talks about Ivan.

Genetic defects in calves

I did not know about the genetic defects in Angus calves. You learn something new everyday.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Genetic mutations

This article on genetic mutations is far too complicated for me.

Future genetics

No point you can get run over by a bus and it will be meaningless. Just live for the day.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mental disorder genetics

Another article this time on 5 genes.

Huffington Post on right or let handed.

Huffington Post has an article on the genetics of whether people are right handed or left handed.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Right or left?

I am right handed and according to this article it is largely to do with genetics.

Genetic contamination

There is a investigation into crop contamination in Washington State according to the Guardian.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Autism genetics

It is now back in the news.

Important GE story republished

Glad to see that this article in defence of genetic engineering including golden rice has been picked up.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Eating disorder genetics

Genetics is only one part of eating disorders which are complicated and genetics is not the answer.

Mammouth, climate change and genetics

The Daily Mail has some interesting results from genetic testing about the woolly mammouth and the impact that climate change had on it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Royal baby genetic privacy

Prince George has a right to genetic privacy.


Good to see that the administrator of USAID is defending the benefits of genetic engineering in the New York Times

Monday, September 09, 2013

Childhood leukemia genetics

The Indian Express has an article on it. I have discussed this before I am sure.

The endless debate over GE

I am fed up with the critics of genetic engineering who are not willing to engage with the debate but do things like take direct action. We need things like genetic engineering to feed the world. This is a very good article.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

CSM on bats and dolphins

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on bat and dolphin genetics and asks are dolphins basically wet bats?

Indian tiger genetics

This is bad news for Indian tigers as genetic diversity is vital to any population. It has been happening for over 200 years.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Forbes on GE tomatoes

Forbes has a very interesting article discussing genetically engineered tomatoes and the reasons why they did not use the GE ones but instead used a hybrid.

Lax genetics

This article shows just how lax genetic regulations in parts of India are.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Gladwell on doping and genetics

There is a discussion on Malcolm Gladwell and his views on doping and genetics.

Right to genetic ignorance

People have the right to genetic ignorance. Not everyone wants to know about all genetic factors and some people want to take a chance with things and events.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Dolphins and Bats

I never knew they had anything genetic in common.

Poor boy

He has an extremely rare genetic disease.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Male genetics

I did not know it was so tricky.

Old news

This genetic discrimination is old news which I have been discussing for sometime.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Gladwell on sporting genes

Malcolm Gladwell an excellent writer (I have read some of his books) has got an article on sport and genetics in The New Yorker. You have to read the article carefully.

Not surprising

This case study about genetic discrimination in the life insurance sector does not surprise me.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Genes as destiny

Life insurance companies love genetic information so they can work out risk.

NZ genetics

New Zealand needs to revisit the debate as it has not gone much further since the Royal Commission report.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

NAAS backs current genetic testing

It seems that in India the NAAS feels that the current system of genetic testing is up to standard. I don't know much about the suitation in India to be honest.

Cheating mice

Cheating mice do show some genetic benefit. I wonder is it the same with local men who have more than one wife?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Autism genetics

It does not seem very long.

Longer living mice

The Wall Street Journal has an article on mice and how reducing one gene can make them live 20% longer.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Genetics and French Wine

I did not know that genetics saved the French Wine Industry from a pest but than it is not surprising.

Memory loss genes

The Daily Vile has a article on it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

GM an alternative view

I don't share those views as I am a massive GM fan.

Genetic treasure

Scientists from Australia and China have found that Sorghum has more genetic variations than it was thought before.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Genetic treasure hunt

According to Science Daily this may improve crops.

Golden Rice Lifesaver?

As a supporter of genetic research I support Golden Rice. Those people are fools and they don't understand anything but are bored professional protesters.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Asian carp genetics

There is a long article about Asian carp and the US Great Lakes. It is interesting and well worth a read.

Epilepsy hope

Epilepsy and genetics has been off the news for sometime but there are a lot of early promising things happening in that area.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Unisex fish genetics

Researchers from Texas have written an article about it. I did not even know they existed.

More to go on Pinoy genetics

This article argues that genetic research has only scratched the surface of Pinoy genetics.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Red hair and cancer

Everything is genetic now.

Chron's disease genetics

There is an article saying that the genetic factors behind this deadly disease have been discovered.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mummy aged me

Your mother's genes may determine how fast you age. The key word is may as with genetics there is more than one thing.

Genetic fact

I agree with this story and it is true that we all have genetic faults.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Corporate genetics

According to MIT Technology Review businesses don't need gene patenting to make money they have other ways.

Dubai genetic conference

A major genetic conference will be held in Dubai as genetic diseases are seen as a major public health problem in the Arab world.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Caste genetics

I covered this story somtime ago.

Alcohol and bulimia

They may both have common genetic factors.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Baylor $1m for research

Baylor College of Medicine has got $1m to research a genetic tissue disorer. This money can be put to a lot of good.

Genetic history

Uise it to answer some questions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ageing gene and blood cancer

This is a interesting article which has been published in Nature Genetics. I have not read the article itself.

Old news on altitude genetics

I posted about this last week.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ghana right on GE

Yes Ghana is right on genetic engineering and food security. More countries should follow it's lead.

Prenatal genetic testing

Fox News asks are they for you or not? It does require some thinking.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cancer genetic map

This is a follow up to an article which I discussed some days ago from the Guardian.

Cancer tumour genetics

Researchers in Britisih Columbia in Canada are doing some major work with 26 genetic cancer tumours.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ghana good news on GM

Good to see that Ghana is seeing the benefits of genetic modification for food.

Altitude genetics

I have got more on the story.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Follow up to altitude genetics

There is a press release from the University of California at San Diego which explains this story further.

Altitude sickness

There is an interesting article on the genetics of altitude sickness.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Genetic map of cancer

The Guardian has an article on what the genetic map of cancer reveals.

Confusing story

I am not sure I understand this genetic story.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Genetic game

The Indy has an aritcle on a new genetic game which is been used to crack the genetic code of the ash dieback disease.

Future of genetic privacy

This is an important article from the Huffington Post about the future of genetic privacy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mental disorders overlap

Some mental disorders do have genetic overlap.

Parkinson's genetics

This is a genetics story which I covered sometime ago. They have been saying that they are close for sometime.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Severe epilepsy in children

Researchers have found new genetic clues for severe epilepsy in children which could lead to discoveries about many diseases.

Jewish genetic testing

There are certain genetic disorders which are common to certain groups of Jewish people and it is right that they should be tested provided they are happy to do it.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Not new

This genetic link has been reported for sometime but it seems there maybe new evidence.

Smell genetics

I have covered this before.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Caste genetics

A follow up to the story I did earlier.

Indian population genetics

This is a very interesting article from the Times of India one of the interesting things is that by using genetics they can find out when the caste system started.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Charity of the month

Chelsea's Hope is their charity of the month. Support research into Lafora which is a terrible genetic disease.

Genetic legacy

This family has gained some control ove it.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Genetic testing

Another article on genetic testing and newborn screening.

Bird flu is back

Genetic code has shown that it can spread between people. It has been reported on the news all day.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nature on Adam and Eve

Nature has an article on genetic Adam and Eve.

Tragic Logan

He died aged 2 of a rare genetic disease.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Bad genetic urge

The urge to start smoking is a bad genetic urge.

Safe beer

Scientists in Australia have found a way to secure the future of good beer.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Bad rice

Toxin found in rice cause genetic damage.

More on Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve are still very popular if you conduct a Google search with the word genetic. Here is a article from the Huffington Post.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Suffer little children

This author has some interesting things to say about abortions. The author is using disability rights as a way of making his arguement.

Abortion has to be on offer as a lot of children do have horrible diseases and they suffer all their life. In saying that a balance has to be struck but it has to be struck without god and with women's rights in mind.

Older than female

Adam and Eve reveals that the male genetic lineage is older than the femle one.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Follow up

Fox has a follow up on the genetic Adam and Eve.

Genetic Adam and Eve

They have been traced but the Bible was wrong on one thing which is that they did not know each other.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Sense for scents.

According to Nature it has been traced down to gentics and it points the future to personalized scents and flavours.

Human Traits

Science Daily has an article on understanding the impact of genetics on human traits.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Genetics of crime

The genetics of crime has been a major area  in criminology for as long as I can remember.

UCLA China genetics

Good to see that teams from UCLA and China are working together.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good idea

New York State should label all genetically modified food so that consumers can decide.

Fish boy

The poor child has a rare genetic condiction.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Heart genetics

This is a story about genetic cardiac diseases.

Software genetics

Computer software will have a big part to play in the future of genetics.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

No GM at Kew

As this article shows genetic modification is not alwyas the answer but it is one of the answers.

GM food in Pakistan

Genetically modified food in Pakistan is a good idea as it needs all the business it can get. Plus this kind of stuff will benefit poor countries like Pakistan.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Poor boys

They are fighting this nasty tragic genetic disease.

Good hippie

This is a good hippie defending. genetically modified food.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Royal baby

No chance of genetic privacy.

Not likely

Companies are not going to free our genetic data it is big business.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Allergy genetics

Time has a story on the genetics of allergies which I covered before.

Ancient man

This man from China is ancient but he is giving new clues to human movement.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Johns Hopkins researchers have done some important work on it.

Royal baby genetics

It is about time the media moved on.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Unknown genetics

There is a lot about genetics that we don't know about.

No boss

You cannot have access to my genetic test results.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Genetic "fine "tuners"

AJ English has a very interesting and thoughtful article on it's website.

Smoking genetics

Another reason not to smoke.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

In the genetic supermarket

My view is that people should only be allowed to do this kind of stuff for health reasons and nothing else.

A tribute

This boy sadly passed away from a rare genetic disease.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Genetic game

There is a new game been developed to pinpoint the genetic causes of cancer due to be released later in the year.

Historic change

This is a historic change in the way that births are registered.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Conquering cholera

Researchers have made some important discoveries in cholera genetics in Bangladesh.

Key question

How much of our weight is genetic?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Obese mice

They have identified the genetic link.

Ketogenic diet

This girl with a rare genetic disorder can be helped but others with rare disorders like Lafora can't be.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Down's genetics

The BBC has an interesting article on it.

Not so healthy

It seems that genetically smokers are not so healthy after all.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bird secrets

This bird has got some genetic secrets.

The difference

What is the difference between genetic engineering and natural breeding?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Animal genetics

The New York Times has got an article on it.

Gender genetics

Bloomberg has an article on baby gender genetics.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Better screening

I welcome better screening for genetic diseases.

GMO health and safety

Fox News has an article on it.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Genetic hunt

This father has been engaged in a hunt for his daughters genetic defect.

HIV genetics

I would be very careful with this.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Abuse of genetic data

Good to see that governments are abusing our genetic data.

Geneticic loophole

Companies are looking for loopholes around the Supreme Court ruling on genetic patenting.

Thursday, July 11, 2013