Weekly Twitter Roundup

The Weekly Twitter Roundup took a hiatus over the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that there was nothing worth Tweeting. Here’s a recap of the stories and developments from @genomicslawyer since the last Roundup that didn’t find their way into a full-length posting on the Genomics Law Report:

  • Too soon to cheer the personal genome revolution? Peter Aldhous reviews Francis Collins’ new book: http://bit.ly/68g19q (via @neandrothal)
  • “Who owns my DNA” http://bit.ly/53X0hZ (by @markgfh of @TimesScience) On how personal genomics companies handle genetic info
  • “Cashing in on your genes” http://bit.ly/7Qvvx2 (from @markgfh of @TimesScience) Exploring the business of personal genomics
  • Personalized Medicine: A Big Market, If We Can Just Figure Out How to Get People to Use It: http://ow.ly/16hWfF (from @crossborderbio)
  • RT @BiotechPatent: My article on the effects of Bilski on diagnostic methods published today in Bio-IT World http://tinyurl.com/yddb8dv
  • Myriad Genetics partners with MRS to Identify genetic test Candidates at mammography centers: http://bit.ly/78RF57 (via @GenomeWeb_News)
  • RT @ldtimmerman: Arch Venture Partners’ Bob Nelsen on the top five disruptive technologies for the coming decade. http://bit.ly/5BgJYM
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Absolutely brilliant post from @blaine_5 discussing his genetic risk for type 2 diabetes: http://bit.ly/59P91a
  • Demand for Designer Babies to Grow Dramatically: http://bit.ly/6rR9Bo (by @markgfh, reviewing Goldstein prediction in Nature 2020 column)
  • 2020 Visions: Thought leaders predict the future of pers. med., microbiomics, synthetic bio., search, etc. http://bit.ly/4tmn1v
  • RT @TimesScience: Personal genomics: @23andMe’s Research Revolution is over… for now http://bit.ly/5OzNgx
  • Anybody out there familiar with the International Genome Project (http://bit.ly/8PCBRQ) or know someobdy that is participating?
  • Chinese civil servants allege genetic discrimination in employment, bring civil suit: http://bit.ly/6RcXCW (HT @mikesgene)
  • Five Questions for Personal Genomics in 2010: http://bit.ly/6l4JCm
  • (Link Fixed) Vanderbilt Opens Doors to DNA Databank http://bit.ly/6vYOk4 How to rapidly grow a genetic databank? Make it “opt out”
  • Vanderbilt Opens Doors to DNA Databank http://bit.ly/4TV3mw How to rapidly grow a genetic databank? Make it “opt out” (HT @CompleteGenomic)
  • “Five Biotechnologies That Will Fade Away This Decade” by Stephen Friend, Sage Bionetworks: http://bit.ly/6h7x4p
  • AdvaMed Creates New IVD Division, AdvaMed Dx, in Push to Expand Membership into Growing Diagnostics Market: http://bit.ly/7xVIUV
  • RT @AccessDNA: Archon X PRIZE for Genomics Confirms 2010 Winner Cannot be Predicted : http://bit.ly/8JZnIr
  • RT @crossborderbio: RT @IAmBiotech: Meet Mike Spear [@mikesgene], GenomeAlberta: http://ow.ly/SXnE Go, Canada!
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Bankrupt biotech deCODE Genetics to be delisted from NASDAQ tomorrow: http://bit.ly/6OViUR
  • RT @crossborderbio: Biotech Trends Update DTC Genetics: The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing http://ow.ly/16gUQA
  • “Can You Keep a Secret?” http://bit.ly/65FvpH Weighing the importance of trade secret protection for entrepreneurs.
  • New issue of Big Picture – free education mag from @wellcometrust – now out. Focuses on Genes, Genomes and Health: http://bit.ly/7jCc5J
  • Watch a preview of “Faces of America” with Henry Louis Gates Jr. http://bit.ly/6uCEvG Airs on PBS starting Feb. 10th
  • Two-part series on the 2010 biotech venture capital landscape from @gw_dailyscan: http://bit.ly/90Sdc4 (pt 1) / http://bit.ly/576PhX (pt 2)
  • “With DNA Testing, Students Learn What’s What in Their Neighborhood” http://bit.ly/4SF1ox (NYT, HT @phylogenomics)
  • RT @crossborderbio Usual excellent analysis from WSJ VC Blog of the exit environment for biotechs in 2010 http://viigo.im/1UPw
  • WI health care provider sued for disclosing medical records in bankruptcy proceedings: http://bit.ly/55CsMR
  • RT @SciPhu: RT @alliejanson: Can personal genomics learn from the Naturopathic Medicine Model? http://tinyurl.com/ybflv29
  • Genomics Hits the Farm http://bit.ly/7UCiYV by @matthewherper How genomics is already revolutionizing dairy farming.
  • Popular Mechanics with a short piece entitled “How to Create a Designer Baby”: http://bit.ly/6mAgur (HT @dgmacarthur)
  • “Personal genomics: information can be harmful” http://bit.ly/7hEoOs (from Ransohoff & Khoury in Eur J Clin Invest)
  • “The Human Genome 10 Years on: Time to Take Stock” http://bit.ly/5cRfbC from @markgfh, with promise of more to come on Thurs.
  • Will the Archon X Prize (@genomics_xprize) for genome sequencing be won in 2010? @dgmacarthur doesn’t think so: http://bit.ly/76z4SO
  • Past and Future in Personal Genomics: http://bit.ly/767yye @hhofconnecticut grades 2009 predictions, offers a new batch for 2010
  • RT @blaine_5: SNPedia’s Top 10 SNPs of the Year – http://tinyurl.com/yez2eer
  • An Early Holiday Present? @23AndMe Raises $14.2M to Complete $27.8M Series B Round http://bit.ly/59oPAl (from TechCrunch)
  • RT @BrettTrout Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences issues another patentability test while Supreme Court mulls Bilski http://is.gd/5A3Rb
  • Personal Genomics: A Participatory Activity http://bit.ly/4Wdbaq
  • Should patients be obliged to take part in research? http://bit.ly/8uKFzg (HT @mikesgene)
  • RT @shwu: What happens when you, in retrospect, realize you’re a public alpha tester RT @neandrothal deCODEme removed its Alzheimer’s report
  • Tweet Leads to Alleged HIPAA Violation, Resignation: http://bit.ly/8zcTal
  • Another prediction that “2010 will be the year when sequencing becomes routine” (Peter Aldhous, New Scientist) http://bit.ly/7OtV7T
  • deCODEme’s embarrassing data processing glitches – lessons for companies and customers (from @dgmacarthur) http://bit.ly/8G3NP6
  • RT @dgmacarthur: .@blaine_5 So, was deCODEme’s @23andMe offer a low-cost way to attract bloggers to cover the launch of new features?
  • The battle between British libel law and scientists continues: “GE Sues a Doctor for Libel” http://bit.ly/4MWdx6
  • CVS Caremark Expands Investment in Generation Health: http://bit.ly/4pZoMU (from @gw_dailyscan)
  • RT @BiotechPatent: USPTO issues a Request for Comments on Enhancement in the Quality of Patents http://tinyurl.com/ydrtebj (pdf)
  • “Genome firm shoots itself in the foot”: deCODEme’s poor analysis of @23andMe data, incl APOE http://bit.ly/8gFG7N (@blaine_5 @neandrothal)
  • RT @jensmccabe: VC outlook picking up for 2010? (via Portfolio) http://tinyurl.com/y9rjwk6
  • Follow-on Biologics: How Much Incentive Do We Need? http://bit.ly/71BfmI
  • Genetic Discrimination Comes in Many Colors: http://bit.ly/5UWEi5
  • RT @BioInfo: Epigenetics research takes aim at cancer, Alzheimer’s, autism, other illnesses (Washington Post) http://ow.ly/Nk5A