Twitter Roundup

With so many developments at the intersection of genomics and the law, there are often a variety of interesting stories that, for one reason or another, don’t find their way into a full-length posting on the Genomics Law Report. Here is a recap of what I was Tweeting recently @genomicslawyer:

  • More on the final day of SACGHS: http://bit.ly/b6gGZY Left unfinished: implications of WGS, genomic info in EHRs, genomic data-sharing, etc.
  • Breach Notice: The Struggle for Medical Records Security Continues: http://bit.ly/aEU2kJ (@Health_Affairs via @MishaAngrist)
  • FDA to conduct national surveys on public understanding of risks/benefits of regulated products: http://bit.ly/9By8vF
  • CDRH publishes list of guidance documents it is considering for FY11: http://bit.ly/d7ydAU QS for LDTs there, but nothing re: LDT approval?
  • Great work by @markgfh & rest of @TimesScience crew on Top 100 in UK science: http://bit.ly/bjXABh Worth every pence!
  • RT @nanopore: 100 important people in UK science from @timessscience http://bit.ly/9do0pt (paywall)
  • RT @PHGFoundation: US genetics advisory body closes with focus on sequencing http://bit.ly/bucEuy
  • GLR Post: Update: Continued Speculation on Myriad’s Motives Down Under: http://bit.ly/d0sRH3
  • “Republican Pledge to Cut $100 Billion May Hit Education, Cancer Research” http://bit.ly/cwAuT3 21% gov’t-wide cut would take $6 BN from NIH
  • RT @shwu: James P Evans and Robert C Green discuss ways to avoid a culture war with DTC genetic testing: http://bit.ly/9EHLyr
  • You Arent Blogging Yet?!? – The Scientist http://ff.im/-rBIwd @phylogenomics shows us all how it is done.
  • RT @ldtimmerman: Biotech industry shrank 25% in past three years. Bloomberg piece by my former colleague Rob Waters. http://bit.ly/akmndj
  • RT @NatureNews: More court deadlines set in stem cell case http://ff.im/-rDjpa
  • Reading about Penn’s Forensic DNA Phenotyping Project: http://bit.ly/aq2INj (h/t @Dwaringbateman) Is this where forensic DNA is headed?
  • More great innovation from @Sagebio, convincing 4 top biologists to pool their data: http://bit.ly/9jotsF by @ldtimmerman, h/t @MishaAngrist
  • RT @dgmacarthur: MT @noahWG: Nature editorial: amateur scientists experimenting at home should be welcomed by the pros: http://bit.ly/cs2cho
  • RT @dgmacarthur: RT @NatureNews: Break up of US genetics advisory panel seen as premature http://bit.ly/caCZ2v
  • Sharfstein: “I keep a list of things I wish were moving faster & a list of things moving @ just the right speed, & there’s 0 on 2nd list.”
  • Reviving the FDA (in @NEJM): http://bit.ly/a4tmSn Hamburg, Sharfstein & others frustrated by pace of change.
  • Return fire from @CompleteGenomic in patent infringement litigation with $ILMN: http://bit.ly/9JTGN4
  • “Me and Misha Considering His Genome”: http://bit.ly/9PS1td If you’re in New Haven 11/6, join @carlzimmer & @MishaAngrist
  • US Apologizes for syphilis experiment in Guatemala: http://reut.rs/cIi8dh How far (I hope) we’ve come.
  • FDA releases strategic priorities for 2011-2015: http://bit.ly/dhZsXR Keys include regulatory science & device reg
  • RT @pgx_reporter: Myriad Says Study Supports Routine BRCA Testing in Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: http://bit.ly/b8qwX9
  • RT @dgmacarthur: IVF Nobel triggers more hand-wringing about human enhancement: http://bit.ly/dpoTSl (via @ArthurCaplan)
  • TX pharmacies sue CVS Caremark, allege data-mining violates HIPAA: http://bit.ly/atmvyt #privacy
  • Part/start of trend in MDx, or outlier? RT @GenomeWeb_News: MDx Firm Atossa Files for IPO: http://bit.ly/baZVQf
  • RT @blaine_5: So much data! RT @fredcobio: Genetic Science Oozes Out of Amateurs’ Garages – Yahoo! News http://yhoo.it/97EiHM
  • RT @EdwardWinstead: Terrific! RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx
  • Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week.
  • Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf
  • MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical?
  • RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit plateau: http://j.mp/cof0fb (via @PGorg)
  • Me too! RT @BoraZ: If you’re a science twitterer & are in NYC mid-October join us for #NYCscitweetup: http://bit.ly/aHG1wi – I’ll be there!
  • RT @gw_dailyscan: Commercialization, American-Style: http://bit.ly/bzPgY8 Tech transfer coming to Russia?
  • “Necessity is the Mother of Stratification: Personalized Medicine is Getting Real”: http://bit.ly/aIvEUU op-ed in @xconomy
  • RT @NatureNews: Consortium solves its 1,000th protein structure http://ff.im/-rmCeV
  • Canada’s version of the FDA, Health Canada, is taking a “far more relaxed approach” to DTC genetics: http://bit.ly/bX3Il7
  • When it comes to DTC genetics, “uncertainty is simply the price you pay for getting in early,” says @dgmacarthur: http://bit.ly/ajsxhR
  • RT @dgmacarthur: Great story by @bmahersciwriter on research sabotage: http://bit.ly/c5TJDK
  • “A question of benefit” http://bit.ly/9iuVDO Nature Genetics op-ed on whether/how to expand newborn screening (HT @MishaAngrist)
  • The diabetes crowd-sourcing “Challenge”: Harvard Catalyst announces funding for 12 ideas: http://bit.ly/a55LjI
  • GLR Post: Surrendering a Gene Patent: An International Twist in Myriad Debate: http://bit.ly/aPavT1
  • RT @NatureNews: Appeals court grants stay, allowing US government to fund stem cell research for now http://ff.im/-rgG4c
  • RT @GenomeWeb_News: 23andMe Continuing GWAS into Disease Factors; Official ‘Optimistic’ Over FDA Talks: http://bit.ly/a0P7Sb
  • More from @bioitworld’s special ed. on the arbimagical $1K genome: NABSys on how it will revolutionize clinical WGS: http://bit.ly/csUHTy
  • RT @GenomeWeb_News: NYC’s New Alexandria Center Envisions Translationally-Focused Institutes in its Tenant Mix: http://bit.ly/bE2yVH
  • This seems low to me. RT @dgmacarthur: RT @iGenomics: ~800 genetics tests on the market and new ones come up at 5-10 test/week. #pm
  • Virtual genetic testing lab is coming to Second Life. http://bit.ly/bPx7uv HT @ewencallaway SciTweeps, does this seem plausible/useful?
  • The GLR Wants You…To Nominate Us for the ABA Blawg 100: http://bit.ly/cmAs6m Nominations are due this Friday!
  • Follow @iGenomics @Duncande and others for Tweets from the Burrill personalized medicine conference in SF
  • Sequencing the Human Secret: http://bit.ly/a4HFxR @bioitworld reports from BGI’s new Hong Kong facility
  • RT @ldtimmerman: Cupertino, CA-based @NextBio finds profit at intersection of public & private genomic data. http://bit.ly/d9lzCd
  • RT @bioitworld: Very special issue on “The Road to the $1,000 Genome” (Sept/Oct issue) online now at www.bio-itworld.com
  • Reform of The De Novo Classification Process Needs To Be A Top Priority for FDA: http://bit.ly/bNOnPi
  • RT @ScienceNOW: RT @ScienceInsider Judges Ask Tough Questions of Both Sides in Appeal of Stem Cell Research Ban http://bit.ly/9SWkmC
  • Having “address all the major topics delineated in its charter” & “fulfilled its mandate,” SACGHS announces final mtg: http://bit.ly/bsANqv
  • Missed earlier announcement that @PathwayGenomics launched carrier screening service; MD order required: http://bit.ly/bFy1sp
  • BGI as one of China’s multiple “moon shots”, as told by Thomas Friedman of NYT: http://nyti.ms/aJlNvY H/T @phylogenomics
  • MT @mary_carmichael: This article by @mjrobbins is probably the funniest/saddest/best thing I’ll read all day: http://bit.ly/aCcSRR
  • Your thoughts on Forbes potentially going the way of ScienceBlogs/Pepsi-gate? http://bit.ly/ap7Hwn http://bit.ly/dk96u2
  • Could be, but what’s the new model? RT @MishaAngrist: Why I think SACGHS’s demise is not such a terrible thing. http://bit.ly/cPxfdV
  • RT @matthewherper: Seattle Genetics Scores Win For Smart-Bomb Cancer Drugs http://bit.ly/b0gHlv
  • What level of interpretation does that buy? RT @girlscientist: Bruce Korf of UAB: “$1000 genome may be accompanied by $1M interpretation.”
  • RT @BioInfo: PacBio Expects No Instrument Revenue Before Year’s End; Shipped Seven Sequencers as of 9/15: http://ping.fm/xMqj8
  • How our bodies are becoming social: http://bit.ly/c3SAxW by @bkreit, feat. @David_Dobbs & @edyong209 Interested in intangible utility of DNA