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Recent Links to The Genetic Genealogist

I just wanted to take a moment to send a big thank you to everyone that reads The Genetic Genealogist and to all those who have linked here. I have a lot of posts percolating in my head, so be sure to stick around. And if you link to me on your blog, just send me an email (see here) and I will be sure to acknowledge you!

  1. EyeonDNA has an ongoing series looking at geeky lab t-shirts. I contributed a picture of my own geeky t-shirt for the series.
  2. On June 1st, Scienceroll’s “BlogMix: the best posts of the week” included my post on Watson’s genome “For the First Time, a Human Receives (Almost) Entire Personal Genome!”
  3. DNA Direct thanked me for the link to the Baylor University Press Release regarding the presentation of James Watson’s genome.
  4. Peter Suber, author of Open Access News, also included a link to my article about James Watson’s genome.
  5. business|bytes|genes|molecules (bbgm) reviewed the recent developments related to 23andMe in a post called “Googley bio” and linked to my article “23andMe Revisited.“
  6. For those of you unfamiliar with Postgenomic, I highly recommend visiting. According to the site, it “collects posts from hundreds of science blogs and then does useful and interesting things with that data.” I just joined recently, and the great thing about Postgenomic is that it joins stories together by subject. For instance, I have posts that are related to recent topics, here and here.
  7. Genomicron discusses Nicholas Wade’s incorrect terminology in his New York Times article “Genome of DNA Discoverer is Deciphered.” I mentioned recently that Wade may or may not have had a choice in the title, but as Genomicron counters the entire article was flawed and Wade has had this problem in the past.
  8. The Genetics Education Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This site, aimed at educators who want to learn more about the human genome, is actually a great site for anyone interested in genetics! I’m planning on mining it for information myself, and if I find anything interesting I will be sure to share it with you.

My four-part series called “You and the $1000 Genome” gathered lots of links:

  1. EyeonDNA included the series in the recent 8th edition of Gene Genie. There are a lot of great authors in this list of articles! EyeonDNA had also mentioned the series in a previous post requesting submissions for the Gene Genie!
  2. Every Saturday, Scienceroll posts “BlogMix: the best posts of the week.” On May 26th, Scienceroll included my series in the mix.
  3. Pedro Beltrao at Nodalpoint.org included the series in the recent 11th edition of Bio::Blogs.
  4. Interestingly, my series was mentioned during a discussion about genomic sequencing on a forum, AppleInsider.
  5. Discovering Biology in a Digital World was inspired by my series to write “Open Access vs. Genetic Privacy,” an article discussing the potential ethical dilemmas that society will face as a result of human genome sequencin

Blaine Bettinger

Intellectual property attorney, genealogist, and author of The Genetic Genealogist since 2007