Tagged: genomics

Genetic tests and personalised medicine, some science communication issues - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 24, 2009

Following on my initial post on Genetic tests and personalised medicine, I'd like to offer some loose thoughts on science communication issues associated with genetic tests. [caption id="attachment_658" align="aligncenter" width="394" caption="Ibn Sina (Avicenna) whose Canon of Medicine (1025) is one of the earliest examples of communication of disease risk. Image source: wikipedia (Statue in … Read More

Genetic tests and personalised medicine - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 20, 2009

How will genomes and direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests affect medicine? [caption id="attachment_619" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="The Doctor, Luke Fildes (source: wikipedia)"][/caption] Recently I wrote about an up-coming roundtable meeting to be held in Wellington looking at aspects of genomics, medicine and law. Over the next few days I will direct a few posts at the subject … Read More

What good is a genome anyway? - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Sep 30, 2009

I read an interesting post by Olivia Judson at the New York Times blog a few weeks ago, which asked if you could sequence any genome, what would you choose?  Olivia’s choice was the coelacanth- a worthy choice, given that the coelacanth may represent the ancestor of all tetrapods (the amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals).  No prizes [...] … Read More