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Interesting DNA News

Some interesting posts about DNA and/or genetic genealogy in the blogosphere:

  • Anthropology.net posted about an article by Freeman Dyson, ‘Our Biotech Future‘ in which Dyson “embarks on a fascinating discussion on a range of topics including how biology is now bigger business than physics, and how he believes that over the next 50 years, biotechnology will revolutionise our lives in much the same way same way as computers have done over the previous 50 years.

While I was exploring Dr. Watson’s SNPs, I began to realize just how far we have to go before a list of SNPs provides useful or insightful information. When is a SNP more than just a simple mutation? When does a SNP mean more than just a propensity for disease? It will undoubtedly take many more lists and much more research before science can answer these question.

(Nonetheless, it would still be exciting to see a list of my SNPs, even without the useful information)

Blaine Bettinger

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

3 Comments

  1. Berci – That’s a great question! I think I would, if I thought it would help advance the science and the public perception of personal genomic sequencing. But I would definitely have to think long and hard about it! What about you?

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