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A Genome Blogger Manifesto

Have you ever wondered why some people have no reparation in sharing their genetic profiles? Why do they openly talk about something supposedly so private? I believe that no contradiction exists between wanting to protect one’s privacy yet sharing one’s genomic data with the world. I am more […]

Personal Genomes Ripe For Social Networking

Personal genomics offers the promise of raising quality of life to unexpected levels. Understanding one’s genome and its effects become paramount for achieving this promise. Recreational Genomics has arisen as a field of commercial activity allowing mass scale genome screening. For several hundred dollars it is possible to […]

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Array CGH for Dummies

Array-CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridasation) is becoming a common method used for analysis of patients’ genomes. Array-CGH works by taking a reference genome covering the whole human genome sequence, cutting it into thousands of pieces and orderly attach them to a chip. These pieces are called probes and are […]

Cloud computing: a new standard platform?

Cloud computing is becoming a technology mature enough for its use in genome research experiments. The use of large datasets, its highly demanding algorithms and the need for sudden computational resources, make large-scale sequencing experiments an attractive test-case for cloud computing. So far I have seen cloud computing […]

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