Guidelines to tell patients of disease in their genes: right or wrong?

Anyone who is mapping your genomes now, may actually tell you if any genetically identifiable disease is written into your genes.  Whether you like it or not.  Some folks think that this is not a good thing - and argue that these guidelines are bad. Is it a doctor’s responsibility to tell you if a disease is written on your genetic code? And if so, do you really want him or her to tell you? Thanks to new guidelines by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, this may soon be a rea … [Read more...]

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25% of Leadership Abilities are due to Inherited Genes

Will leader's son be a leader?  The Bushes, the Gandhis/Nehrus, the Clintons, the Kennedys, the Bhuttos - does a leader beget a leader off-spring?  Well, a new study seems to suggest that Leadership - although largely a learnt skill - is also inherited in part due to a Gene Sequence. The study, published online inLeadership Quarterly, is the first to identify a specific DNA sequence associated with the tendency for individuals to occupy a leadership position. Using a large twin sample, the i … [Read more...]

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