I know I have not been updating you about the improvements of personalized genomics lately, but here are the most interesting and important news focusing on this emerging field of medicine.
- When DNA means do not ask (TIME): Quite a negative (but partly valid) article from Camilla Long about genetic testing and DTC companies.
- And the answer for this piece by Genetic Future point by point.
If Long wishes to stay ignorant of her own genetic risks – just as she has managed to remain ignorant of the entire field of genetics, even while writing an op-ed piece about it – that should be her choice. But her criticism of others who choose to pursue a greater understanding of their own genetic risk is entirely, horrendously misplaced.
- Next-Gen Sequencing in 2010 (Mass Genomics): Everything you need to know about next-generation sequencing.
- Interview: Dr. Keith Grimaldi of Eurogene on Nutrigenomics (HUGO Matters): Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei keeps coming up with great interviews.
- The First and Last Meeting of Everyone with a Fully Sequenced Genome (Wired Science): Nearly every person who has had their entire genome sequenced will gather in a single room near Boston on April 27.
- Can a gene test change your life? (Washington Post): National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins answers the question through video.