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Cytokinetics ALS Drug “Helps” Patients, but Stock is Down 22%?

OK, I admit that I am probably too much of an idealist, but today’s news about Cytokinetics and its amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS) drug bugs me. The first story I saw has the headline, “Cytokinetics, Inc. (CYTK) Stock Plunges 21% … 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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Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?

A colleague sent around an email a few days ago that pointed to a book review that asks this question: Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?  http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2010/0621/The-Shallows?sms For me, I’ve found the internet like drinking from a firehose–way too … Continue reading






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More on Genetic Testing…

Two recent developments with respect to mass genetic testing support the idea that we are not done debating how we want to handle such information as a society. On May 19 the The House Energy and Commerce Committee and its … Continue reading






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