Welcome 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.
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.
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:
- A Surgeon and Genetics: “What I cannot see does not exist. So forget about genetics!” (Clinical Cases and Images)
- By Secretary or By Professional Report (Gene Sherpa)
- Progeria (Human Genetics Disorders)
- Scientists discover major genetic cause of colorectal cancer (Think Gene)
- Epigenetics (Sandwalk)
- Mutations – Definitions (Prep4 MD)
- CHRNA5 Gene, Smoking And That First ‘Buzz’ (Scientific Blogging)
- Genetic regulation of cortical structure in the pediatric brain demonstrated by landmark twin study (biomarker-driven mental health 2.0)
- July 22 – National Fragile X Awareness Day (Prep 4 MD)
- Venter’s exome, and the challenge of rare variants for personal genomics (Genetic Future)
- Taking your DNA to the doctor (Navigator)
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.