Google Finished With Cataloging the Internet Moving on to Your DNA

It was just reported today that: “A Harvard University scientist backed by Google Inc. and OrbiMed Advisors LLC plans to unlock the secrets of common diseases by decoding the DNA of 100,000 people in the world’s biggest gene sequencing project.” What nothing better to spend $1Billion on?  Why are they doing this you ask…. Harvard’s […]

Sperm Made from Female Stem Cells- All Female Baby Possible

Scientists in the UK have successfully tricked stem cells from a female to develop into sperm.  If these cells are functional then the possibility exists for an “all-female” baby to be made from the cells of a same sex female couple.  This is the next step forward from a group that earlier did the same thing […]

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.  This grand rounds was straight to the point and a cavalcade of posts.  Thanks for including my post on technology: is it god evil or neutral? Dr Palter from […]

Beyond Genetic & Prenatal Testing- Pre-embryo Testing – Hiding the Results From the Patient

Woody Guthrie Died from Huntington’s Chorea Medviews (host of next weeks grand rounds) has an interesting post about the dilemmas of genetic testing for deadly diseases such as Huntington’s Disease (he has one error- he calls it autosomal recessive but it is actually an autosomal dominant disease).  For those unfamiliar see notes from the Huntington’s […]