Carnivals Galore: Grand Rounds x 2 and GeneGenie
I wanted to catch up with the recent carnivals and thank them for including docinthemachine’s posts. First was keagirl a great medblogger who writes at urostream.Â This grand rounds was straight to the point and a cavalcade of posts.Â Thanks for including my post on technology: is it god evil or neutral?
Dr Palter from Doc in the Machine (a blog aiming at transforming medicine with tomorrowâ€™s technology) discusses “Evil Tech“, about how some people believe that some technologies are inherently good or evil – especially developments in medicine and the military.
Next came the always fun Dr.Dork (how can you not love someone who blogs about himself in the third person?) – along with some of the funniest grand rounds photos ever.
My post on genetic screening for STD’s added to pap smears was added to the research section
Docinthemachine blogs on new developments in genetic pap smears which could lead us one step closer to eradicating some common STDs.
Last but not least was my first submission to gene genie.Â I submitted at the request of Bertalan MeskÃ³ from Science roll- the master of medical web 2.0 and genetics on the web. He writes gene genie is:
a new blog carnival on genes and gene-related diseases. Our plan is to cover the whole genome before 2082 (it means 14-15 genes every two weeks). But we also accept articles on the news of genomics and genetics.
Gene Genie this week was hosted over at Sandwalk. Thanks to Larry Mogan, a professor of biochemistry at Toronto and also a genetic blogger.Â He added my post on preimplantation genetic screening for patients with Huntington’s Chorea- and hiding the results from them.
Steven F. Palter posts on a very sensitive topicâ€”whether a patient wants to know if they carry a possibly lethal genetic mutation. For example, what if you are at risk for Huntington’s disease and you simply do not want to know whether you will die in your 40′s or not? That’s fine as long as you don’t have children but do you want to pass the defective gene to your children if you carry it? How can you have children without risk if you don’t want to know whether you are a carrier or not? It turns out there’s a way and Steven Palter explains how in Beyond Genetic & Prenatal Testing- Pre-embryo Testing – Hiding the Results From the Patient.
I enjoyed these three blogs so much aI added them all to my blogroll!