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Interview with Arun Kumar: Genographic Postdoc, India - Genographica

I have worked with state of the art DNA technologies like Taqman assays, Fragment Analysis and DNA sequencing and have gained a true global experience working with on the Genographic team. Everyday brings a new learning experience! GP: Wait a minute, for those of us that aren't scientists, what is an assay? Arun Kumar: An assay is a way to genotype a specific mutation within DNA. In other words, it is an experiment that helps to identify a specific nucleotide with Y chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. This mutation will define the ancestral or derived state which will help to identify the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 19:07:51

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Obsessed With Genes (Not Jeans), This Teen Analyzes Family DNA ...

The Wests signed up in 2007 and gave 23andMe genetic testing as Christmas presents to family members. From that experience, Mr. West learned that Anne also inherited the mutation on the Factor V gene that increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism. He wanted to know more. By last year, whole genome sequencing was not only being offered to individuals, but the price had dropped enough that Mr. West raised the idea at dinner. “Dad got curious about the whole family,” Anne says. Biology has been a passion of hers since the fifth grade. She works at the family computer in a room with a view [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 18:33:20


DNA Test Kits To Be Sold by Walgreens: Clean Up... | Gather

DNA Test Kits To Be Sold by Walgreens: Clean Up In Aisle 4! Move over Maury Povich, Walgreens is taking over your market!Not really, but something close to it is about to revolutionize the tight fitting genes landscape - over the counter DNA tests you can perform in supermarkets.On Friday Walgreens will start selling the kits in over 6000 stores starting at $19.99 - but possibly costing as much as 250 bucks depending on how screwed up your genes are.The kits have been available for a year over the internet but this is the first time you'll be able to go to the supermarket to purchase one and [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 09:06:30


Clean Genes: Michigan Tech Chemist Culls the Good Synthetic DNA ...

Synthetic DNA purification process developed by Shiyue Fang, Michigan Tech Chemistry Department image July 22, 2010— Birds do it, bees do it. Even scientists in labs do it. But the scientists can’t hold a candle to the birds and the bees, who can make gobs of primo DNA without even thinking about it.DNA is a critical element of gene therapy, and scientists working to develop cures for diseases make it with synthesizers. Unfortunately, synthesizers don’t do nearly as good a job as cells in stringing nucleic acids together to make DNA, and many of the resulting sequences—called [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 19:46:37


HowStuffWorks "How Cells Work"

Here are some of the terms you commonly see: Biotechnology; Gene splicing; Human genome; Genetic engineering; Recombinant DNA; Genetic diseases; Gene therapy; DNA mutations; DNA fingerprinting or DNA profiling ... What is a virus and how does it work at the molecular level? What is an antibiotic and how do antibiotics work? Why don't antibiotics kill normal cells? What is a vitamin, and why do we need to take them every day? How do poisons work? What does it mean to be [more...]

Date: 2000-04-01 08:00:00


Learn The Basic Process Of DNA Paternity Testing

However, how does DNA testing work? The DNA Paternity Test is conducted by taking DNA sample of the supposed father and the child. The child has a combination of the mother and father’s DNA that is a known fact. Thus, the child’s genome will contain almost equal parts of the mother and the father. The proof of paternity is obtained by comparing the DNA sequences of both the child and the supposed father. If their DNA results match, it means that the supposed father is indeed the child’s biological father. If it doesn’t, then it sets things clear and gives peace of mind to both [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:53:44


O.N.L.Y 1 %: 10 Tips For Better DNA Gel Extraction Results

Nabi s.a.w bersabda, maksudnya: Jabir mengatakan bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w pernah bersabda, "Wahai manusia, aku telah meninggalkan untuk kalian 2 perkara. Jika kalian menggunakannya tidak akan tersesat selamanya iaitu Al-Quran dan Ahlul Bait keturunanku." (HR At-Tarmizi dan ia menghasankannya) What is it about gel extraction of DNA that makes it a pain? Maybe it’s poor product yields or maybe it’s because the process uses harsh chemicals (chaotropic salts, ethidium bromide, ethanol, heat) that will damage or denature DNA and potentially decrease cloning success. In this article I share some [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 04:17:00


Home Genetic Testing for Celiac Disease | Gluten Free Help

How does it work? Genetic tests determine how a fraction of a person’s immune system reacts to gluten. On the other hand, in conventional blood tests, only the gluten found in wheat (gliadin) is measured. Gluten-sensitive and celiac people react differently to gluten, however, with a variety of symptoms, such as intestinal difficulties, migraines, mental problems, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, and psoriasis, just to name a few. DNA testing is the only way to test for gluten intolerance with results that are one-hundred-percent accurate. In the testing process, a test kit is mailed to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 07:02:16


Ident - Not as Seen on TV

“We might take DNA swabs from the crime scene, footwear imprints, tire tracks, paint chips or ballistics evidence from firearms, then send the evidence to one of five National Forensic Laboratories across Canada,” says Corp. Nielsen. “It can take time. But it’s also possible to take fingerprints at a murder scene and match them within hours.”Developing the refined skills of an Ident expert isn’t easy. It begins with a three year apprenticeship program, which includes an eight week college course and numerous exams. Then the apprentice does field work with a fully trained Ident [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:32:00


Italy - Crisis of “Berlusconism” with a left that's out of the game

A pro-European, pro-austerity and pro-employer stance which is now included in its DNA and allows us to understand why, despite the difficulties of Berlusconi, this party does not find a voice and has no propulsive role in the country. To the inability of the "democratic” opposition we must add the complicity with the employer’s offensive of a large part of the trade union movement. Fiat is trying to wriggle out of national collective agreements to disorient the workers’ movement, leaving employers with their hands untied by reducing rights at work to the level of before 1968-1969. It [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:02:34


DNA paternity test miami

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Date: 2010-05-14 21:06:03


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Date: 2010-10-10 07:11:54


University researchers working to perfect micro DNA technology ...

University of Virginia researchers are working to develop “lab-on-a-chip,” which could drastically change such scenarios by shrinking technology that requires time, laboratories full of people and expensive equipment into a glass slide smaller than a credit card. Such technology has been promised for close to two decades, warns James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and an associate professor of pathology. He is the lead researcher for the lab- on-a-chip project. While he is cautious about the “unknowns” yet to be dealt with, Landers [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 05:01:00


Venture Development Center NobleGen Biosciences joins VDC

With a proof of concept in hand, startup NobleGen Biosciences is setting up at the VDC to develop and commercialize a single-molecule sequencing technology that uses arrays of solid-state nanopores and optical detection. The method comes from the lab of Amit Meller at BU and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Meller filed his first patents on the technology while working at Harvard. NobleGen recently licensed a patent portfolio from Harvard and BU that includes additional IP from Meller’s research at BU. The company is led by CEO Frank Feist and Phil Buzby, former [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 12:41:09


Science News for Kids: Feature: Scientist Profile: Wally Gilbert

You've won a Lasker Award and a Nobel Prize for your research on sequencing DNA, basically figuring out the order of the letters in this very long word. How does that method work? Fred Sanger in England invented one method, and I invented another with my collaborator, Allan Maxam. The very first piece of DNA we deciphered was only 20 groups long. It took us two years to work out the order of those groups. A typical gene in our body is some ten thousand groups long, so you couldn't possibly work out the entire order of groups for a gene. Then suddenly we discovered a simple way of doing it. It [more...]

Date: 2010-03-31 04:00:00


Electrostatic trap catches tiny particles - physicsworld.com

Since their invention about 40 years ago this technique has been used with great success in biophysics, helping researchers to unravel the complex elasticity and folding dynamics of DNA, for instance. But, because optical tweezers struggle to hold on to objects that are significantly smaller than the wavelength of light, they cease to work for objects that are smaller than 100 nm. Charge rather than size Now, a group at ETH Zurich has developed an alternative mechanism for trapping particles that does not suffer from the same limitation. The device works by suspending particles within an [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 17:00:00


Darwin's God: For What Profit?

But paternity testing and DNA fingerprinting are completely unrelated to the pseudogene example presented by evolutionist Ken Miller at the Kitzmiller trial. This comparison of forensic tests with evolutionary homologies is another common evolutionary canard that evolutionists use to mislead those not familiar with molecular biology. Forensic tests are performed where genealogical relationships are known to exist because they are empirically observed. There’s no question that people have children, and those children’s DNA sequences derive from their parents, grandparents, and so forth. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:50:00


Happy Dog DNA: BioPet Vet Lab DNA Test

Happy Dog DNA occasionally gets asked if the dog DNA breed test really works. We try to give concrete examples whenever possible so here's a great story from a satisfied BioPet customer. One dog was exactly what the customer guessed and the other was a control test using a dog with known heritage. Yes, it really, really does work! [more...]

Date: 2009-04-17 13:29:00


How does Excel DNA Work? « Methods In Excel

Not to sure about the security side of a DNA solution, obviously the XLL obeys the same rules as any other unmanaged Excel Addin, but I'm not sure what is required for the managed side of thing, and if this gets stopped if running in [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 18:38:09


DNA Evidence Clears 2 Men After 30 Years - Crime in the News ...

They confessed to rape and murder. They pleaded guilty and went to prison for decades; but they were innocent and DNA evidence proved it last week. On September 16, a judge in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, overturned the convictions of two of the three men serving time for the rape and murder of Eva Gail Patterson, in 1979. The third man, Larry Ruffin, died in prison in 2002. The Innocence Project organized DNA testing for the three men. In petitions filed for Bobby Dixon and Phillip Bivens, (and in a separate one filed for Ruffin on September 15) attorneys asked the court to throw out the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 13:12:40


Al Fin: A Hint of Epigenetics

We are learning that the genetic code is only the short, first chapter in a very long book. The non-genetic "code" -- the non-coding DNA and RNA -- has a logic all its own. We are just beginning to decrypt the obscure cipher. The possibilities for the transformation of life as we know it seem just as grandiose as were the hopes of the early promoters of the human genome enterprise. Only this time, we are working at a deeper level of sophistication. How many more levels will we need to descend before we reach the promised land of genetic medicine? ... some 95 or 98 percent of human DNA was [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:07:00


Scientists use DNA from otter scat to study growing population

Before extracting DNA from otter scat, transmitters were implanted in the abdomens of the animals and were tracked through the transmissions. Collars have never been used because otters are diving animals and their necks are too slender for them, Williams said. While some of the information gained from using transmitters are lost by extracting DNA, Williams said there are benefits as well. “It does increase the amount of information we can get on another level,” she said. Extracting DNA is less stressful on the otters, less expensive and less time consuming. “It identifies (otters) as [more...]

Date: 2010-07-26 21:00:37


cryptogon.com » New Book Looks at Connection Between Mobile ...

An Australian team led by a fellow named John Aitkin believes that cellphone radiation weakens the ability of the sperm cell to swim because it’s affecting mitochondrial DNA (mitochondria are basically the engines of the cell). Very similar work was done at one of the top research institutions in Turkey, and in Poland, Hungary and India. Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family by Devra Davis Via: Salon: Strange how hard it is to remember a time before cellphones. Mobile phones have changed the way we spend our [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 08:40:08


Lab Rat: DNA Extraction

Precipitate the DNA by adding isopropanol. Isopropanol is another old favourite, it just clumps DNA, making very very hard-to-see pellets. You've probably guessed by now but the next stage is: centrifuging, to collect the pellet. 14. Wash pellet with ethanol. Ethanol removes any residual salt as there will be some magnesium and various others in the DNA (DNA has an overall negative charge due to the phosphate backbone which collects positively charged salts). Washing involves adding ethanol, shaking very gently and then (surprise surprise) centrifuging to pellet the DNA again and remove all [more...]

Date: 2008-08-12 09:21:00


Fight Over Child Support and DNA Testing in Dallas County Court ...

Courthouse News this morning highlights the story of Ginger Weatherspoon, a former assistant attorney general in Greg Abbott's office who claims she was fired after refusing to lie under oath about 254th District Judge David Hanschen. Weatherspoon, who worked from July 2006 through February '08 in the the Office of the Attorney General's child support division, has filed a nine-page whistleblower suit in Dallas County District Court in which she claims she was fired for telling her direct superior that two other attorneys pressured her, repeatedly, to sign "a false affidavit" that said [more...]

Date: 2009-05-20 15:26:28


The Link Between Genetics And Colon Cancer

Genetic drift , selection , migration, etc., are parameters which are used to construct models that allow us to generate predictions and obtain deeper insight. The discovery of DNA and the elucidation of the biophysical substrate which constrains the modes of inheritance in a concrete manner opened up the startling vistas of molecular evolutionary genetics. Generally, gene mutations can disrupt an entire protein, but in colon cancers, only half the APC protein is lost, while the other half remains, Ahmed explains. Her work in fruit flies suggests a reason for this unexplained phenomenon. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 23:00:00


What NOT to do in MLM or Network Marketing | Internet 9 Blog's

dnaforwealthreport.com The next Trillion dollar industry shifts due to genewize customized, personalized DNA footprint nutrition. Genetic Variation and Personalized Health One size does not fit all! In recent years, scientists have discovered that each of us have unique “genetically determined” body chemistries. Even small variations in your genes can have a profound influence on how well your body responds to food, physical activity, environmental pressures and how you may be predisposed to a wide variety of other important health and physiologic conditions. Based on over a decade of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 13:22:32


DNA research article on Scotland's R1a1 Highland Clansmen

DNA research article on Scotland's R1a1 Highland Clansmen DNA Genealogy and the search for Somerled By Andrew Mceachern and Anatole Klyosov Whilst there is much to do about Somerled being Norse and Professor Bryan Sykes "research" work, this is simply not true. Clan Donald carry an SNP, which is L176.1. SNP's are mutations that we get from our deep ancestors, they do not change their values. The Norse DNA that Sykes makes reference to DOES not carry this SNP, therefore Clan Donald did not get their ancestry from the Norse. Its this simple. For your reference I am also [more...]

Date: 2010-09-01 01:34:03


Death row inmate seeks high court OK for DNA tests

Death row inmate seeks high court OK for DNA tests by appeal_admin on October 11, 2010 Congo-Kinshasa: Warlord’s Trial to Resume, ICC Appeals Chamber Rules The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today reversed an earlier decision to suspend the case against a notorious Congolese warlord, ruling that his trial will resume. Read more on AllAfrica.com Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Goering, a museum and Nazi-looted art By MICHAEL KIRKLAND WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — How many years, how many laws or court rulings, how many regulations does it take to wash the tragedy [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 05:29:07


FamilyTreeDNA.com: New Family Finder test officially launched

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. As of today, FamilyTreeDNA.com's new Family Finder test has been officially launched. The new test connects family members across all ancestral lines, not only paternal or maternal. It represents a major advancement over earlier genetic genealogy tests. Everyone, regardless of gender, can now look for connections including grandparents, aunts and uncles, half siblings, and first, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-03 17:15:00


Targeted sequence capture - Nimblegen + GS Junior - SEQanswers

I would like to take 40-50 primary tumors and extract genomic DNA, create a custom array chip that will capture my regions of interest (three well-characterized genes that are 50-100kb in length). Sequence these regions across all tumors and look at the genetic variation present therein. I am hoping to use a GS Junior to do the sequencing (that works right?) and they recommend NimbleGen capture arrays. Does this sound feasible?? Much [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 22:07:19


Eliminate PCR Amplicon (but not rtPCR?) Carry-Over With UNG ...

What is UNG and How Does it Work? UNG is the gene name for the E.Coli enzyme Uracil-DNA-glycosylase (UDG) , and the encoded enzyme, UDG, is commonly used when performing PCR to eliminate amplicon carry-over since it excises uracil [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:01:14


The ID Report - Prescribed Reading On Prescriptive Information

Shannon information, which provides a mathematical measure of improbability without regard to functionality does not help us in the description of life since the digital code of DNA is rich in what Johnson terms 'functional prescriptive information'. While initiatives such as the Origin Of Life Prize have encouraged researchers to find non-super-naturalistic processes that might explain the origins of prescriptive information, no offerings to-date have withstood the test of scientific scrutiny. Indeed all known cases of such information invariably point to the work of a mind. Johnson [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:04:50


Writtenwyrdd : Who does what at the crime scene: Police Procedures ...

If efforts to find a DNA match come up empty — that is, if the perpetrator is not yet profiled in the database — the police in these states can search for partial matches between crime-scene samples and offenders in their record base. If they find a partial match, they can zero in on relatives of the profiled person as possible suspects." Source found here. The DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005 may be useful for you to know, as well. The law is  42 U.S.C. 14132(d)(1)(A), which basically states that the Feds are allowed to keep a database of DNA fingerprints for people "convicted of a crime, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 06:00:00


The Human Provenance Project « Free Movement

It sounds like the title of a dystopian science fiction film, and it is every bit as bad as it sounds. The first I heard of it was on 14th September 2009 after this letter was circulated to UKBA stakeholders. I had a little rant about it at the time in another forum, complaining there was something unpleasantly eugenicist about it, lamenting the daft liberal arts graduates who approved it who understand neither science nor statistics and suggesting they start measuring skull size and penis length for good measure. Free Movement is a proud graduate in, er, history, incidentally. The Human [more...]

Date: 2009-10-02 14:11:16


Male Enhancement: Facts Versus Myths | Free Submit Article

Aside from research, men should also realize the dangers of buying penis enhancement pills that have not undergone testing. Indeed, there are different penis pills available online and offline. The safest choice is to go for natural penis enlargement pills that have been formulated from herbs that have been proven to work. The Best Solution Costs Nothing The fact of the matter is, size does matter but not in the way most people think. A normal penis, according to experts, is somewhere between 4 to 6 inches. It’s also a fact that guys who have small penises (when flaccid) can get quite large [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 14:40:21


gel extraction protocols - SEQanswers

Hi, I'm hoping to collect some information on how you all handle the gel extraction step in the Illumina sample prep protocol. I have had some issues getting a decent yield of DNA out of 2% TAE agarose gels with the Qiagen QiaexII kit. What kits do you find work particularly well? Any tips for sterile gel prep, visualization, and band excision? Does EtBr cause downstream problems? Does anyone use the new(ish) high voltage electrophoresis buffers (Na-borate/Li-borate/Li-acetate) and/or visual stains (crystal violet/methylene [more...]

Date: 2009-05-27 00:26:23


Online Forensic Science Degree Programs | Online and Distance ...

As a rule they specialize in one area of the field, such as firearms testing, examining hair, fiber and other crime evidence, or something else they are interested in. Online courses are available to obtain a forensic science degree through accredited schools. Some laboratory work is required but this is usually arranged with a local entity, such as a police department. Taking courses from the convenience of one's home eliminates the need to sit long hours in a classroom and many enjoy the challenges presented. What jobs can you get as graduate of a forensic science degree? A forensic science [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:05:14


New Repair Mechanism Has Been Discovered by Researchers « New ...

In 1953, the molecular structure of DNA was discovered by Watson and Francis Crick. Since then, one of the most amazing discoveries in genetic research has been the multitudes of protein machines that repair DNA. Recently, a “fundamentally new” DNA repair mechanism was discovered by researchers at Vanderbilt University!  Science Daily describes it this way, “Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life.  Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:16:14


The Bt. Brinjal goes politicking | Indian Agrarian Crisis

Let us not forget that even a scientist as formidable as James Watson, one of the discoverers of the DNA, was forced to resign his job at NIH out of conflict of interest. A healthy scepticism about science might be a healthy part of democracy. To scream that such a view implies a state of perpetual guilt is to show contempt or ignorance of democratic processes. To bell the cat, one must state that some issues are too precious to be left to experts alone. The hysteria of some scientists before public questions is a trifle disturbing. A ritual of expert committees is not the only guarantee of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 04:49:24


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A very nice book if one is interested in understanding how DNA analysis is being used to trace human migration and from where it started. Would like more substance. There is no in-depth explanation of mitochondrial DNA dating, Y-chromosome dating, etc. More red meat than Seven Daughters of Eve for sure! Does this book have. Interesting. I thought it was a good book- and being a molecular biologist who is familiar with the worlds advanced knowledge of genetics, I am quite comfortable with my African origins and the obvious fact that we (meaning all races) are all extremely similar. Fascinating [more...]

Date: 2010-05-23 10:41:42


Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Science Mag ...

It is now 20 years since passage of procedures by which U.S. native tribes can demand return of human remains and archeological items taken from public lands and since placed in museums or other institutions. It has from the start meant not only that deep ethical wrongs may be corrected, but that research on the prehistory of North America can be hindered. Looted graveyards and displayed remains in glass cases can be deeply offensive both to the relatives of the people in the graves as well as to most right-minded people generally. But how does one identify which modern groups can make valid [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:21:03


Think Out Loud Sizing Up Your Genes · Oregon Public Broadcasting

Now, a host of startup companies are selling at-home kits that promise to unlock the secrets of customers' DNA in a matter of weeks.  Intel employees, who get a discounts from two genetic testing companies, use the tests to reveal their genetic predisposition to everything from cancer to cellulite. But many in the medical community are skeptical of the tests' legitimacy, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report calling the tests "misleading" and accusing the companies administering them of "questionable practices." Have you elected to use genetic testing? If [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 16:00:00


Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Sales Reps May Not Work | Both ...

Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Sales Reps May Not Work by Mark Suster on October 12, 2010 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, or subscribe via email. Thanks for visiting! A while back I wrote a bunch of posts on Sales & Marketing and have been meaning to get back to that theme for a while. Even if you don’t have “direct” sales I would tell you that “everything is a sale” including fund raising, hiring, getting press and doing business development.  So I hope these posts will be useful to all and not just those who need road [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:57:07


D-Bags of Match.com Revisited « Borderline Amazing

While cleaning out all of my old email folders this morning I decided it was time to erase my collection of scary Match.com messages that kept my friends and I entertained for a month. But I realized I would be doing everyone a huge disservice if I didn’t take a minute to review a few of my favorite D-bags. Here’s what: it’s hard knocks for a single on the street out there. I’m not into shaming the nice guys who may have posted an unfortunate picture or two. It took an extremely d-baggy e-mail message to make my list…and because of this, I feel totally fine including their [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:03:47


ConservativeHome: Monday 25th February 2008

11.30pm ToryDiary: ComRes gives Tories 11% lead 6pm CentreRight updates: Cameron Watt on a new play starring ex-cons Conor Burns in praise of Clare Short Harry Phibbs in defence of Chelsea tractors Jill Kirby has a problem with "divorce by email" Peter Franklin is depressed by BBC presenters 5.30pm ToryDiary: Portillo programme on Thatcher 4.30pm PlayPolitical: Hillary Clinton mocks Obama's rhetoric and is compared to an obsessive student running for school president 12.30pm ToryDiary: 51% agree that Brown is a ditherer 10.15am Local government: Westminster Council works with supermarkets to [more...]

Date: 2008-02-25 07:50:34


Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...

The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00


Microfluidics and Rapid DNA Analysis « The Writer's Forensics Blog

A recent report from a research group in Birmingham, England and the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine presented a new rapid method for DNA analysis. The researchers state that with a new DNA processing cartridge that they have developed, DNA results can be obtained in as little as four hours. This could be extremely useful to law enforcement though it does have a few drawbacks. After obtaining the analysis I would assume that it would then be uploaded into the CODIS system for comparison. The problem is that CODIS is not complete [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 15:29:41


Prescribed Reading On Prescriptive Information | Uncommon Descent

While initiatives such as the Origin Of Life Prize have encouraged researchers to find non-super-naturalistic processes that might explain the origins of prescriptive information, no offerings to-date have withstood the test of scientific scrutiny. Indeed all known cases of such information invariably point to the work of a mind. Johnson emphasizes the relevance of probability in his espousal of this inference- the simplest form of life was found to be 10exp80,000 times more likely of having a mindful than a non-mindful source. Johnson repeatedly stresses how the information content of DNA is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:49:10


Next American City » Buzz » The High Cost of Electric Cars

The High Cost of Electric Cars Diana Lind | Oct 13th, 2010 | Topics: Infrastructure | Region: Central | Cities: Detroit, New York | 0 “Am I the only one who sees GoogleCars as an improved means to an unimproved, even catastrophic end? Ice caps are melting: have a robot car!” So wrote Alex Steffen of Worldchanging on Twitter earlier this week. To reply: Alex, you’re not the only one. I was at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs the other day to listen to a panel discussion on sustainable societies. It was a thought-provoking conversation with speakers promoting [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:38:27



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