I flew this night to San Francisco, having a chance to read some magazines in flight, including an interview of Stefan Klein with Peter Singer in ZEIT MAGAZIN yesterday. The interview has been done by Skype as Singer says “it is immoral to travel without serious reasons” – a classical Utilitarian perspective that does however not even stop him arguing (Show me more…)
I have long been waiting for upgrading Papers 1.9 as it is getting so slow with 10,000+ PDFs; there are notorious bugs that were never fixed (just delete an entry and see what happens). With the big hype around Papers 2, I hoped that all these problems would be cured while I also urgently need OCR, annotation and citation management.
When reading at the new support forum at http://support.mekentosj.com/discussions/problems/3118-papers-2-going-back-to-papers-1 of all the glitches introduced instead, it is probably time to say good bye now to Mekentosj.
I have been reading now many times in nature genetics that a few newly found SNPs explain about half of the attributable risk by genes while I fear that this probably mixes up different epidemiological concepts.
The population attributable risk is usually defined as the reduction in incidence that would be observed if the population were entirely unexposed. This cannot be meant as I don’t know of any genetic study examining incidence so far. (Show me more…)