The image above is from one of the earliest studies on the genetics of clefting done here at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Those were the days, weren't they? You had to track signs and symptoms across generations, for decades, trying to deduce large scale patterns. Now we spit in a tube and … Continue reading The Future of Genomic Medicine #FOGM14 — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of March 21, 2014)
From the New York Times: Research has confirmed that people’s physiological responses to exercise vary wildly. Now a new genetic test promises to tell you whether you are likely to benefit aerobically from exercise. The science behind the test is promising, but is this information any of us really needs to know? The new test, … Continue reading Are you likely to respond to exercise?
Reposted from the NIH News: 1000 Genomes Project data available on Amazon Cloud Project is Exemplar of New White House Big Data Initiative The world's largest set of data on human genetic variation — produced by the international 1000 Genomes Project — is now publicly available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the National … Continue reading 1000 Genomes on Amazon Cloud
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program draft entitled "Update on Mapping the Landscape of Genetic Tests for Non-Cancer Diseases/Conditions" will be available for review at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ta/tareview.htm from 9:00 AM on April 4, 2012, to 5:00 PM on April 18, 2012.
On 22 March, Amy McGuire of the Baylor College of medicine will speak on participant attitudes toward genomic data sharing, investigators’ practices and perspectives on the return of genetic research results, ethical issues in human microbiome research, and ethical and policy issues related to the clinical integration of genomics. Date: 22 March Time: 3:30-4:45 Location: … Continue reading Biobanking and Genomic Research: Ethical Challenges and Policy Implications
The Shots blog at NPR reports a study from PLoS One, which suggests that using race as a stand-in for personalized genetic information may not work, especially in certain areas. Because there's so much genetic variation among races, the labels that people use for themselves don't provide the right information for doctors who want to look for … Continue reading Self-identification of race & personalized medicine–does it work?
The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog writes of a report on the association between dog breed and cause of mortality recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, which may pave the way for future research into the genetic causes of the same diseases in humans.