First of all, I’d like to welcome you all to the 12th installment of the Gene Genie. I’m delighted to host this edition of this great carnival!
I’ve picked a dozen or so interesting posts recently submitted. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I have!
PIÈCE DE (VIRUS) RESISTANCE
First up we have a great post from Cath Dunn from VWXTNot? that focuses on a couple of papers related to virus evolution and also mechanisms of host resistance to HIV. Great summaries and a great blog!
Dr. Deb and her “Jimmy Legs” are another hot topic where researchers have discovered what may well be the cause of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). My friend Steve Murphy over at Gene Sherpa has his run-down on RLS and the research that was undergone.
THE FIRST TEN
Among the first ten elements to participate in the promising Personal Genome Project we can find Esther Dyson. Her participation and the low-down regarding the PGP can be found over at The Genetic Genealogist
“Who knows how long it will take for personal genomes to become useful, but one thing is for certain, someday it will be said that it all started with the genomes of ten volunteers.”
Oh! And if you are wondering about the implications and related issues regarding the sequencing of your genome, BrainBlogger has a nice post on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the threat of genetic discrimination.
SNPs AND WEB 2.0
Gene Genie founder himself, Berci from ScienceRoll presents us with yet another cool site based on the wiki system called SNPedia. The Gene Sherpa also has a nice review of this ever growing database of SNPs (Single nucleotide polymorphisms).
THE GENETICS OF AUTISM
BACK TO BASIC
I’m sad to say that I’ve been very very busy these last weeks and was unable to write anything worth including in this round of Gene Genie but will be contributing to this carnival with a neat logo that I’ll be working on with Berci over the next week of so. Stay tuned!
Also, this edition of Gene Genie comes a couple hours late for my European readers (it’s past midnight here in Portugal!). My apologies.