Tag Archives: DNA

Happy Holidays! BioWorld’s 7th Annual Biotech Gift Guide

Who needs Black Friday and Cyber Monday, anyway? True biotech aficionados know they can find the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday list in BioWorld’s 7th Annual Biotech Holiday Gift Guide. Shoppers, start your engines. Personal Health Last year,…

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Spittin’ Image: Or, How I Am Probably Going to Die

“Once you obtain your genetic information, the knowledge is irrevocable,” warn the service terms at saliva-testing firm 23andMe.com. The news wasn’t so bad, except for Alzheimer’s. Also, I’m sort of related to Stephen Colbert. Of course, 23andMe, of Mountain View,…

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DNA Donor Anonymity: for the Lucky Few?

Privacy concerns related to DNA sequencing got yet another airing today when a team from the Whitehead Institute reported in Science that using only publicly available information, they have been able to identify about 50 men who had anonymously donated…

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BioWorld’s Fifth Annual Biotech Holiday Gift Guide

While all you biotechs out there scramble to meet your end-of-year milestones, BioWorld would like to announce a little milestone of our own. That’s right, this is our fifth annual biotech holiday gift guide. To celebrate five years of excellent…

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A Tale of Two Conferences: ASCO and BIO

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting kicked off the month of June as, arguably, the biggest event in the life sciences milieu, with 30,000-plus attendees and an inconsistent mélange of dispiriting and heartening news and data, while…

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Race To Nowhere

Racial profiling – long in the realm of bad law enforcement – was criticized as bad medicine, too, in a recent paper by scientists from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The reason? As the authors put it, “cosmopolitan cities…

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