Category Archives: Human Genetics

Sequencing the Count Draculome!

Ok, not really, but it’s always fun to tweak Jonathan Eisen with new ‘badomics’ words. One of the things I like about PLoSOne is that, even though the papers might not be The Seminal Papers of Our Time, they are … Continue reading

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The Unspoken, yet Vital Component of Hertability Estimates: Is This a Problem for GWAS?

Until we characterize the environment more rigorously–and healthy and diseased isn’t going to cut it–we have to treat many of these heritability estimates, and the attempts to explain the underlying contributions of genes, as speculative.
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Posted in Environment, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics | 6 Comments

Federal Judge Rules Against Patenting the Sun

The real problem here is that many hospitals and most doctors are not doing simple molecular biology techniques, commonly done in high school laboratories, as part of standard practice.
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What Have Biologists Forgotten That We Need to Remember?

What things in biology do you think we’ve forgotten to our loss?
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Posted in Economics, Education, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics | 5 Comments

The Genetics of Financial Risk Taking and Norms of Reaction

Norms of reaction and overinterpretation.
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Posted in Evolution, Genetics, Human Genetics | 1 Comment

Is Bisphenol A Responsible for Obesity?

Bisphenol A levels lower than those found in 93% of people led to obesity in mice.
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Posted in Environment, Human Genetics, Obesity, Public Health | 2 Comments

Fumarase Deficiency and Gay Marriage

There is one type of marriage we should prohibit: incestuous marriage.
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Posted in Civil Liberties, Fucking Morons, Human Genetics, Public Health | 7 Comments