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:

  • RT @dgmacarthur: RT @nanopore: Ace coverage of cancer genomes papers by @markgfh @timesscience http://bit.ly/6piUz9
  • Interesting research from @decodegenetics on parent-specific genetic effects http://bit.ly/5d7EdR (great summary by @markgfh)
  • Health 2.0, Personal Genomics and Open Science: A Talk with Shirley Wu (@shwu) of @23andMe http://bit.ly/7J0PF6
  • RT @thegenomebook: In #genomics, it’s time to go beyond ELSI and add a “P,” as in “Personal.” http://bit.ly/7uWS6N
  • RT @NatureNews: RT @dgmacarthur Finishing the human genome – very nice article in @NatureNews: http://bit.ly/933ORn
  • RT @PHGFoundation: Who owns science? Questionable critique of IP system http://bit.ly/8ImsOK
  • RT @shwu: Demand for full clinical trial data: “We want raw data, now” editorial in BMJ via @mrgunn http://ff.im/-d3C9b
  • RT @tgoetz: self-tracking goes mainstream! Pogue reviews Fitbit http://bit.ly/5hPUOX & Mossberg on blood-glucose mntr http://bit.ly/5KUtt9
  • Getting in on the cost-cutting: @Navigenics apparently offering its service for half off ($499) if you use code naviholiday2009 at checkout
  • New Genomics Law Report Post: Is @decodegenetics Taking a Page from the @23andMe Playbook? http://bit.ly/6aNo6n
  • RT @blaine_5: Looks like others are getting the same unusual X-chromosome results when uploading 23andMe data to deCODEme. http://ow.ly/N8DF
  • DNA Direct Receives URAC Accreditation http://bit.ly/4Dx57p Is future of DTC genomics integration w/ traditional healthcare framework?
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Sperm donor who has fathered ~400 children to have his genome sequenced by Personal Genome Project: http://bit.ly/4GRh9W
  • RT @dgmacarthur: @decodegenetics opens its doors to free data upload from @23andMe customers: http://bit.ly/7nBOw8
  • RT @bmahersciwriter: Science needs finishers, and finishers deserve credit: http://is.gd/5qqLN
  • UCSF Doc Falls for Phishing Scam, Exposes Patient Data http://bit.ly/7V6wm1 (via @WSJHealthBlog)
  • PMC Issues White Paper to Help #FDA Update Outdated Rx/Dx Co-Development Concept Paper http://bit.ly/5bqq8i (via @gw_dailyscan)
  • Nursing Program Enhances Genetics Instruction http://bit.ly/5ubNlZ (HT @mikesgene) Many more programs like this are needed
  • Irish Supreme Court Says Sperm Donor is Legal Dad: Will the U.S. Follow Suit? http://bit.ly/6WjVhw
  • RT @crossborderbio: Electronic Medical Records: Importance of Telemedicine, Implementation and Data Security http://ow.ly/16a3p6
  • Reproductive Genetic Screening: More Questions Than Answers http://bit.ly/7VF0gn
  • No denial of long-term care insurance based on genes, at least not yet, according to insurance VP http://bit.ly/82Lz1D (HT @DukeIGSP)
  • The Genome Generation (George Church, Newsweek) http://bit.ly/90qSUq Setting the rules for use/disclosure of genomic data for generations
  • Quick and dirty biomarker detection: http://bit.ly/73WpbA (via @NatureNews)
  • Companion Diagnostics Regulation Clarification: On the Horizon at the FDA: http://bit.ly/7p5r8t
  • “Your Own Personal Genome” http://bit.ly/58ILky Wide-ranging and well-written for a popular press piece (from Chemical & Engineering News)
  • Venture Capitalists Closely Following the Health Care Debate (esp for biologics exclusivity) http://bit.ly/6wXYLv HT @IAmBiotech
  • RT @neandrothal: Obama and Warren Buffett 6th cousins thrice removed: http://bit.ly/4xYbSa
  • Two cheers (but only two) from @markgfh for the UK gov’t response to House of Lords report on Genomic Medicine http://bit.ly/7kfCxO
  • UK Government’s lacklustre response to Genomic Medicine report lacks urgency and detail, according to @PHGFoundation http://bit.ly/8ly8t5
  • MDsnot utilizing CYP2D6 genetic test for tamoxifen sensitivity-is the issue education or clinical utility? http://bit.ly/8DuFtD v @DukeIGSP
  • A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing: http://bit.ly/5IIDNg from NYT v @jandot @rvidal @EdwardWinstead and feat @wilbanks
  • re: @matthewherper genomic revolution: 1) great point about import of non-human genomes; 2) is the value in sequencing or interpretation?
  • Where @matthewherper predicts the next steps in the genomic revolution: http://bit.ly/8OruTk
  • Bench to Market: Protecting your brand on the internet http://bit.ly/5PNuVS
  • RT @whitecoatstrat: Debate on biogenerics affects taxpayers, Calif. biotechs – http://bit.ly/4DaAW6 #biotech
  • What ELSI Was New? Plenty. http://bit.ly/8VzFDE Check out the recap from the Genomics Law Report’s series and d/l the e-book
  • RT @scifri: now up-lawsuit challenging whether biotech firm Myriad Genetics should be able to patent the BRCA1, BRCA2 breast cancer genes
  • Security, privacy breaches plague healthcare in ’09: http://bit.ly/8wLsta