Tagged: genomics

Next Generation Sequencing workshop - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 15, 2009

Otago University’s sequencing facility will be hosting a two-day workshop, The Researchers Guide to Next Generation Sequencing, February 11-12th 2010. Places are limited to 20 and cost only $NZ100. Applications close 7th January. Be in quick! More details about how to apply for the workshop on their website or their flyer (below). The flyer may … Read More

So what is a gene, exactly? - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Dec 13, 2009

Ever wondered just what a “gene” is, exactly? Well turns out that even geneticists are wondering the same thing these days, as they learn more about the genome and find that the concept of what comprises a gene is becoming more and more vague. This months BioScience journal has an interesting (open-access) article on how the definition of a gene [...] … Read More

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