H/T to Kevin Ahern for the find.
Posts Tagged ‘genomics’
OK. Perhaps not in the way it was presented by Monty Python in The Meaning of Life, but a new study out of Stanford University Medical Center has shown that sperm cells exhibit a significant degree of genetic variation even when produced by an individual male.
According to study co-author Barry Behr:
For the first time, we were able to generate an individual recombination map and mutation rate for each of several sperm from one person. Now we can look at a particular individual, make some calls about what they would likely contribute genetically to an embryo and perhaps even diagnose or detect potential problems.
Diseases are the result of underlying system interactions NOT simply physical underpinnings. Watch the following talk from Northeastern University Professor Albert-László Barabási to learn how mapping cellular protein reactions can help us discover how diseases work.
Want to win a cool $10 Million? Why not take part in the The Archon Genomics X PRIZE competition? Last time we discussed the X PRIZE competitors were challenged to create a medical device akin to the famous Star Trek® Tricorder (see Turning a Stat Trek Vision Into Reality). This time around, things are much simpler. All you have to do is be the first team to design and build a rapid and inexpensive technology that can accurately sequence the whole human genome. Why is this important? Check it out: