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Are most published research findings false?

Many people are aware of the work of John Ioannidis regarding the analysis of research findings and the conclusions drawn from those analyses.  In particular, these concepts were described by him in a paper published in PLOS Medicine in 2005 … Continue reading






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US Dept of Justice Doesn’t Like Gene Patents Either

The US Department of Justice just filed a Friend of the Court brief, in which they assert that the native sequence of human genes should not be patentable in their view.  The story was published by Genome Web this morning … Continue reading






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ESHG Chimes in on DTC Genetic Testing

The European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) published a policy statement in the European Journal of Human Genetics on the Society’s position with respect to Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing services .  In this position paper the ESHG discusses its … Continue reading






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UC vs NPG, continued…

I have to confess that I agree with the excerpt quoted below from the UC rep.  Hopefully this saga portends future progress in the scientific publishing field. From http://www.genomeweb.com//node/948284?hq_e=el&hq_m=798093&hq_l=3&hq_v=a2a10fac80: “Laine Farley, who directs UC’s California Digital Library, tells USA Today … Continue reading






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Genomic-level Testing: the Debate Continues

This is an interesting debate unfolding here: what to do about Direct To Consumer (DTC) genetic/genomic testing.  The two sides seem to be It’s my DNA and I want to know what’s there You may not get correct information on … Continue reading






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What this blog is about and how it will run

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