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That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind

The BBC headline yesterday is close to the famous quote of Neil Amstrongs’ with reporting the United States blocking now genetic discrimination.

Or as Kennedy put it forward “the first new civil rights bill of the new century”. Unfortunately, we are lagging behind in Europe. My recent initiative to promote such a legislative in Germany was futile; the most recent goverment proposal only earned a lot of criticism.

Question of the year in genetics

Nature genetics asked about 30 eminent scientists “What would you do if it became possibe to sequence the human genome for only $1,000?”. Unfortunately, this initiative has been launched 4 weeks too early as I believe some may have responded differentially if they could have a chance to read the ENCODE papers… The majority of scientists seems to follow the idea of Continue reading Question of the year in genetics