Advances in genome science and technology offer a deeper understanding of biology while at the same time improving the practice of medicine. Genomics information could tell us more story on our health.In 2008, Nature offered a special focus on “Personal Genomics” to focus on the on how genomes information help us known our health. As the price of sequencing is deducing, someday can say that my gene, my health. Here is a snapshot from Nature.
My genome. So what? Free access
Research is needed into the way individuals use their genomic information, and into protection from its abuse by others.
Nature 456, 1 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456001a
How to get the most from a gene test
New tools squeeze more research out of personal genomics.
Erika Check Hayden
Nature 456, 11 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456011a
Genomics takes hold in Asia
Collaborations among Asian scientists are just not as strong as those they share with scientists in the West. Why?
Nature 456, 12 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456012a
Human genes are multitaskers
Up to 94% of human genes can generate different products
NatureNews Published online 2 November 2008 doi:10.1038/news.2008.1199
Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability Free access
When scientists opened up the human genome, they expected to find the genetic components of common traits and diseases. But they were nowhere to be seen. Brendan Maher shines a light on six places where the missing loot could be stashed away.
Nature 456, 18–21 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456018a
DNA sequencing: Standard and pores
Could the next generation of genetic sequencing machines be built from a collection of minuscule holes? Katharine Sanderson reports.
Nature 456, 23–25 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456023a
Personal genomes: A disruptive personality, disrupted Free access
Eric Schadt revels in making people uncomfortable with his science. Bryn Nelson reports how the bioinformatics rabble-rouser hopes to charge ahead in the face of his company’s disintegration.
Nature 456, 26–28 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456026a
When consent gets in the way Free access
As the prospect of personal genomes for all promises to make personal health records a reality, mandating consent does not protect privacy or ensure public benefit.
Nature 456, 32 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456032a
Misdirected precaution Free access
Personal-genome tests are blurring the boundary between experts and lay people. It’s time rethink outdated models of regulation.
Barbara Prainsack, Jenny Reardon, Richard Hindmarsh, Herbert Gottweis, Ursula Naue & Jeantine E. Lunshof
Nature 456, 34 (6 November 2008) doi:10.1038/456034a