HER NATURE HIS NURTURE

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Genomics and America: Election 2008

With the upcoming US election, I can’t help but watch and think about how the outcome might affect genetic policy. I first heard of Barack Obama in the fall of … Continue reading

October 7, 2008 · 1 Comment

Genetics for fun, not health

Lately, I’ve had a couple friends ask me about the genetics of things like athleticism, intelligence and homosexuality. Regardless of the question, my answer is the same: I have no … Continue reading

September 14, 2008 · Leave a comment

Michael Phelps and Marfan Syndrome?

His body has been described as a “freak of nature” and “transhuman.” The BBC has a comprehensive break-down on why it’s perfect for swimming. But as I watched 23-year-old US … Continue reading

August 16, 2008 · 47 Comments

Defining my “Gene Scene”

Lately Sean and I have been talking about Blogging and Mentors. Sean will hopefully post more extensively on this soon, but essentially the idea is that the blogging world has … Continue reading

August 2, 2008 · Leave a comment

“Jewish Genes”: Scientific Matchmaking

A group at Stanford published an article on the ethics of using racial categories in human genetics last week. The terms race and ethnicity are often used interchangeably to describe … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

Einstein’s Wife

  I went to see Einstein’s Wife this weekend, a funny and quirky play that is playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Without giving away too much (I … Continue reading

July 8, 2008 · Leave a comment

Genetics and Primary Care

I am becoming more and more interested in the potential role of genetic counseling in the primary care setting. The findings of a “Personalized Medicine and Wellness Survey” released this … Continue reading

June 20, 2008 · 4 Comments

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