It’s a couple of days off schedule but Gene Genie has arrived. I’d like to thank Berci for the opportunity once again. That said, here goes the juicy genetic content.
NAVIGENICS GETS SOME LINK LOVE
Hsien-Hsien Lei over at Eye on DNA gives us an inside look at Navigenics with an interview with Genetic Counseling Program Director Elissa Levin.
Genetics and Health also had the privilege of interviewing Navigenics with a 7 part (long!) blog post with some great topics.
THE WOES OF PERSONALIZED GENOMICS
The personalized genomics hype is bringing up the good and the bad. By making genetic testing a spit & pay easy one-click process, the science behind the actual testing becomes somewhat doubted upon by the general public. This may not be the case but it has been seen in the media where words such as “snake oil” have been associated with genetic tests.
As we can see, not all companies can be put in the same basket, but there are clues here and there that some of them “haven’t really done their homework“, says Sandra Porter over at Discovering Biology in a Digital World.
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHERE IN PERSONAL GENOMICS
The who, what and where on personalized genomics
Berci from ScienceRoll has done a great job compiling a load of links, videos and quotes regarding personalized genomics that will certainly put you up-to-date.
And finally, The Gene Sherpa brings us some tabloid style gossip regarding the Navigenics opening cocktail parties. Find the details hiding at the very bottom of a another one of his great posts.
Thanks to all those that submitted links for this edition of Gene Genie. I’m sorry I couldn’t get you all in. Maybe next time :)
The next Gene Genie will be hosted at Gene Expression on the 27th of April.