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SimpleGenetics(TM) for DNA day April 25, 2008

Posted by ramunas in genetic testing, media, personal, Simple Genetics.
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Happy DNA day! This year in Europe we celebrate it for the first time officially. What a coincidence – yeasterday I’ve received gene T-shirt with mapped 1st chromosome from the magazine Science – wearing it all this day:)

On this occasion I would like to introduce you to SimpleGenetics(TM) genetic test reviews – it could be an independent wiki-based resource dedicated to the provision of reviews and unbiased information about commonly available genetic tests, its clinical validity and utility.

The project aims to improve the quality and accessibility of information regarding genetic tests and help to make informed choice decision for physicians and/or patients.

The information would be reviewed and edited by registered clinicians or scientists working in clinical genetic settings.

There is a preference for objective, scientific evidence-based, comprehensive reviews of clinical evidence and appreciate contribution of both genetic testing companies, clinicians and users to satisfy these goals.

I made this draft in February, and there is some information about Mammaprint available already. Let me know what you think about it and future involvement/contribution/etc. possibility.

Check out at SimpleGenetics.com

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Let’s go to Spain and Happy Earth Day! April 22, 2008

Posted by ramunas in cancer genetics, media, personal.
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I beg a big pardon for not writing so long – it could lasts till the middle of June, till my final residency (at last) exams – now I’m deep in Emerys&Rimoins Medical Genetics, LDDB, Possum databases etc. Afterwards I hope to concentrate (and work) on my favourite topic – cancer genetics – again.

Before that, I’ll go to Spain – and be in Barcelona during Conference of European Society of Human Genetics (May 31-June 3) and then move to Madrid – to attend biannual Familial Cancer conference (June 5-6, a very good event – thanks organizers for fellowships). If somebody happened to be there – that would be really nice to meet you indeed! (will present my posters in Cancer Genetics section). Also, good ideas where to stay in Barcelona or Madrid are more than welcome 🙂

Happy Earth Day, BTW! And be aware about links of chemical cocktails to cancer.

p.s. recently there was a techy conference about blog’s in my city, and was pleased to have an opportunity to have short talk. Not about genetics or medicine, but green blogs – like Worldchanging, Treehugger and Ekoblogas – a bunch of blogs which I also like to read: