Weekly Twitter Roundup

Each week there are a number of stories and developments that, for one reason or another, don’t find their way into a full-length posting on the Genomics Law Report. Here’s a recap of what I was Tweeting this week @genomicslawyer:

  • “We need to work together to expand access to genetic testing” http://bit.ly/23NPFD (from Jack Lord of @Navigenics)
  • RT @nanopore: $250 million GE Healthcare fund highlighting importance of preventative medical technologies. Smart fund. http://bit.ly/bHnRv
  • RT @GenCounsNews: Interesting article about the availability of genetic testing in Israel, and the laws surrounding it: http://bit.ly/2Cg4SP
  • RT @lukejostins: Summing up the 1st day of #ASHG2009: Rare Variants, & the 1000 Genomes Project « Genetic Inference http://bit.ly/uSHum
  • Kaiser’s Massive Genetic Database Leverages Its Patient Population (But It’s A One Way Street): http://bit.ly/vOKK6
  • Real-time twitter coverage of #ASHG2009 from @girlscientist @nparmalee @dgmacarthur @lukejustoins and others. Now I wish I’d gone.
  • Cancer Society, in Shift, Has Concerns on Screenings: http://bit.ly/36yqlr (via NYTimes)
  • RT @EdwardWinstead: Genome Institute has a cool quiz to test your gene knowledge http://bit.ly/O4xMu via @gw_dailyscan
  • Technology Review covers Kaiser’s huge (100K -> 500K by 2013) genotype/phenotype database in CA: http://bit.ly/1mAwO2
  • Congrats to @wilbanks, named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” http://bit.ly/SCLaX (HT @gw_dailyscan)
  • The Hidden Legal Barriers to Scientific Research: http://bit.ly/4kKbVn (from Thinh Nguyen of @ScienceCommons)
  • Disease-management trade group calls for moratorium on GINA regs; argues too restrictive for HRAs & wellness programs: http://bit.ly/2YbE2H
  • The Personal Genetics Education Project on the importance of high school education to the future of personal genomics: http://bit.ly/1aiIJ
  • Medical Records: Stored in the Cloud, Sold on the Open Market: http://bit.ly/1onDT7 (via @bobcoffield @RebeccaSkloot)
  • RT @lukejostins: Scientia Pro Publica is up! Paper v plastic, why being an astronaut sucks, & why women don’t do maths http://bit.ly/2ko1Cy
  • Biotech Patents under Attack from Two More Angles: http://bit.ly/12CQqN Looking at Bilski briefs and the SACGHS gene patent recs
  • Clinical exome sequencing used by Yale team to diagnose genetic defect in infant: http://bit.ly/ZvMCl (via @matthewherper & @AprilBrubach)
  • Potential increased health disparities related to genomic medicine http://bit.ly/40Zb46 from the National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • “Most genetic counseling is NOT done by geneticists. Perhaps it never will be, and probably it will not need to be.” Question lingers today
  • A fascinating read: RT @GenCounsNews: A look back: 1966 article on the role of public health in genetic counseling: http://bit.ly/4q9rlq
  • New York Times on de- and re-identified personal health information: “how private can electronic data ever be?” http://bit.ly/3YQ60X
  • RT @PHGFoundation: First human epigenome mapped http://bit.ly/4BxSom
  • The shifting balance of experiment & theory in genomics, and why this matters: http://bit.ly/K6tuc (from Bob Cook-Deegan)
  • RT @matthewherper Nicely done. @dgmacarthur calls conclusions of @23andme’s NFL gene study “fallacious.” http://bit.ly/uaQzs
  • Clearly not concerned by ACLU suit, SACGHS recs, Myriad inks exclusive license to pancreatic cancer gene patents: http://bit.ly/4G8E7o