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Genome Ethics

By Chris Witwer The Health and Human Service human research regulations are being revised. Scientists' input on whole genome sequencing data may shape the future of research. It's great that the article below says that change is "imminent." Here's an article that describes the issue: DNA Mapped in a Day Prompts U.S. Review of Genome Ethics And here's a document from the Department of Health and Human Services: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2012-07329.pdf The…

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Watch Cracking Your Genetic Code Preview on PBS. See more from NOVA.

Lee Hood on NOVA on March 28

We are eager to watch the NOVA documentary tonight on PBS called "Cracking Your Genetic Code." Lee Hood is one of the featured experts. The producer, Sarah Holt, began with a series of phone interviews late last summer before interviewing Lee on camera in her Boston studio. Here's a preview radio segment on the Emily Rooney Show that features Holt and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, who also appears in the documentary….

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Our Genomes, Our Selves: The hunt for a disease gene

By Lee Rowen Every once in a while, different components of a research problem come together at just the right time. One lives for, and savors, these occasions. One of my favorite examples is the discovery of the genetic variant that causes hereditary pancreatitis. Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) causes painful attacks of the gut, often beginning in childhood. Over time, the pain and damage can become chronic and there is an…

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