Gene Genie 38: Back in action!

Gene Genie is the blog carnival of clinical genetics and personalized medicine. Enjoy the numerous posts and articles focusing on these interesting fields of medicine. We dedicate this carnival edition to genetic testing, SNP watch and DNA.


Many thanks to Ricardo Vidal for the logo!

Genetic Testing:

Grace Ibay at Genetics & Health analysed whether genetic testing would motivate us to healthier life.

Edward Farmer at DecodeYou posted about deCODE BreastCancer™, a genetic test to screen for risk of the most common forms of breast cancer. Edward Weinman introduced Jack Doughery, a deCODEme customer, to us.

The Paternity Blog also covered this important topic.

Lisa E. Lee at DNA Direct Talk had 3 great posts. Stool DNA testing; FDA Recommends Genetic Test Before Taking HIV/AIDS Drug; and some thoughts about about Down screening.

Retinoblastoma video:

Personalized Genetics and SNP:

Yann Klimentidis posted about genes that can predict hair color.

Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA interviewed Terry Carmichael, VP of Marketing & Sales at Consumer Genetics.

The Spittoon blog presented a genetic link between obesity and colorectal cancer.

Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist informed us when we can have the first $1,000 genome.

Barbara Duck at The Medical Quack wrote in details about the group of Scripps, Navigenics, Affymetrix and Microsoft that may change personalized medicine.

Gene-ography from ScienCentral:

DNA and clinical genetics:

The PHG Foundation let us know about a potential new treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Sandra Porter at Discovering Biology in a Digital World analysed why a mutation in Google-cofounder, Sergey Brin, would cause Parkinson’s disease.

According to Wired Science, Gene Therapy Restores Sight as two people who once were blind now can see.

Larry Moran at Sandwalk focused again on junk DNA and discussed the issue with an Adaptationist.

Walter Jessen at Highlight Health had a detailed and well-referenced article about the Cancer Genome Atlas and the molecular characterization of brain tumors.

History of genetics video:

If you want to host the 39th issue of Gene Genie, let me know (berci.mesko [at] Don’t forget to submit your articles via the official page.

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