23andMe & Navigenics’ Open Letter to Nature

November 18, 2009
The following is a joint letter addressing the Opinion piece by Pauline C. Ng, Sarah S. Murray, Samuel Levy and J. Craig Venter that appeared in the October 8, 2009...
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“What ELSI is new?” at Genomics Law Report

October 05, 2009
Dan Vorhaus at Genomics Law Report has launched “What ELSI is new?”, a series of guest posts on the most pressing ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) relating to genomics....
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SNPwatch: Environment also genetic?

April 04, 2008
Despite the success of genome-wide association studies, many experts rightly point out the need to remember that most common diseases have a significant environmental component.For example, cigarette smoking increases one’s...
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SNPwatch: Prostate Cancer Redux

February 10, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Risky Business

November 02, 2007
People often talk about genes as if they were directly related to specific diseases, as in “the breast cancer gene” or “the gene for alcoholism.” But the fact of the...
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