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Reviews and Commentaries on Science & Technology
- Things genes can’t do: Simplistic ideas of how genes ‘cause’ traits are no longer viable: life is an orderly collection of uncertainties. K Weiss and A Buchanan. Aeon Magazine
- A complete DNA sequencer on a USB stick. By John Hewitt on Mar 29, 2013 ExtremeTech
- The gut microbiome and malnutrition Mustafa Mahfuz. Sci Trans Med 3 April 2013: 179ec55
- This I believe in genetics: discovery can be a nuisance, replication is science, implementation matters.
John P. A. Ioannidis. Frontiers in Genetics Apr 2013
- Quick guide to GWAS.
Flint J. Cell, Apr 8, 2013
- A gene of rare effect: a mutation that gives people rock-bottom cholesterol levels has led geneticists to what could be the next blockbuster heart drug
- Nature Biotechnology April 5, 2013 Issue focus on translating the microbiome
- Laying better plans for mice. Genetically defined germ-free animal models colonized with defined microbiota are crucial for progress in microbiome research. Editorial Nature Biotechnology, Apr 5
- Country-specific antibiotic use practices impact the human gut resistome.
Kristoffer Forslund et al. Genome Research, 2013 Apr 3
- The role of social networking sites in medical genetics research
Reaves AC & Bianchi DW Am J Med Genet A 2013 Mar
- What would free sequencing mean? By Art Wuster, Sequonomics blog. Apr 9