Helen Wallace, GeneWatch UK (photo credit: jurvetson) Last week, a paper on “phantom heritability” was published by a research group led by Eric Lander, one of the leading contributors to understanding the implications of the …Continue reading
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The Great DNA Data Deficit: Are Genes for Disease a Mirage?
Just before his appointment as head of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, the most prominent medical geneticist of our time, had his own genome scanned for disease susceptibility genes. He had decided, so he said, that the technology of personalised genomics was finally mature enough to yield meaningful results.Continue reading