Gene Genie #34: Summertime and the blogging is easy

Gene GenieWelcome to edition 34 of Gene Genie, the blog carnival of genes and genetic conditions.

It’s high summer, and the internet is a dead as a doornail, but a few diligent bloggers are still slogging away at the keyboard while everyone else is at the beach.

The only microbiology article submitted for this edition of Gene Genie was from grrlscientist and is a review of Carl Zimmer’s new book, Microcosm: E. coli and the new science of life – well worth a read for anyone concerned with science or health.

David P. Hamilton urged us not to worry about the government (and genomics), although I’m not sure everyone will agree with his views – so stop by his blog and join the discussion.

The rest of the submissions were more of a medical nature. Dr Penna wrote about the newly discovered gene called calcium homeostasis modulator 1 (CALHM1), which appears to be a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.

Christine Mehigh delved into her personal experience to write about the inheritance of endometriosis, and Greg Laden wrote about the evolution of imprinting.

Dr. Deb discussed addiction and your genes, and her continuing search for the chocolate receptor gene. Highlight Health rounds off this edition with a post about the promise of stem cells to repair the heart.

But wait, there’s more!
After this post had been published, Berci sent me a whole list of additional submissions, so here they are:

Issue 35 of Gene Genie will be at cancer-genetics.com on 14th September 2008.
You can submit your blog article for the next edition at the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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2 Responses to Gene Genie #34: Summertime and the blogging is easy

  1. Y.S. says:

    Thanks for including my posts :)

  2. Nice edition, Alan! Thank you for hosting!

    I will now promote your edition on several platforms.

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