The fine chaps and chapesses at Genomes Unzipped have a few guest bloggers writing excellent posts about the implications of cheap and quick genome sequencing. I don't think I have opined much on this topic on my own blog, but I'm turning into a bit of a genome bore on other people's blogs. Do your civic duty, and dilute my inane comments with some of your own! I particularly liked Clive Jones's recent post, but Adam Rutherford's is also good.
Genetics is entering a new era; Clive calls it "disruptive" - in the same way as mobile phones were a disruptive technology that totally changed the communications sector. I agree. This is where medicine is at, and we need to think smart to maximise the benefits.
We've done it again! This time we biked from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel, but they still don't have a dedicated Stroke Unit to cope with this devastating condition and major cause of death. Click here to find out more, and please help this fantastic cause. Thanks!