Mutants Among Us [Link]

May 11, 2016 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Derek Lowe has some smart things to say about how the humnan genome is portrayed in the media now and how that's going to be changing.

...the steadily increasing power and scope of sequencing technology is allowing us to really get to work in the zone between those two concepts. That, as it turns out, is where a lot of the promise that attached to the original human sequencing really resides.

But the best part of this piece has to be that science was thwarted by the law.

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that out of that large starting set, the team managed to find 13 individuals who have apparently escaped their genetic destinies for 8 severe diseases. The bad news is that they can’t study any of these people further! Why might that be, you ask? Paperwork!