The cost of full genome sequencing has dropped precipitously, bringing it into the price range for use in public health. Source: Finally, doctors and geneticists may be able to hash out clinical risk profiles beyond high, medium, or low risk with the help of dense genotyping. With the cost […]

A Manhattan plot showing results of a typical genome wide association study. Source: “Four Novel Loci Influence the Microcirculation In Vivo.” Ikram MK et al, 2010, Biologists and medical doctors everywhere will be surprised to hear that a few canny geneticists have discovered a new disease risk etiology unlike […]

In September 1987, twenty-four countries agreed to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which called for countries to cut down on their use of ozone-depleting chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).1 These chemicals were commonly used as coolants for air conditioning and refrigeration, propellants in aerosol spray […]