Twitter Highlights from Day 2 of HUGO GELS 2009 Symposium
Day 2 of the 2009 HUGO Symposium on Genomics and Ethics, Law and Society was just as interesting as the first. Here are some highlights from our Twitter stream @humangenomeorg.
@liuedison: #GELS09. Stylianos Antonarakis says Francis Galton showed mid parental height accounts for 40% of predicting height.
@liuedison: #GELS09. GWAS showed 54 genomic variants account 4 only 5% of ht. Shows limits of molecular genetics in phenotype prediction
@liuedison: #GELS09.Function of information is important in considering privacy.Functional creep describes secondary uses of information.
@liuedison: #GELS09.There is also significance creep. what is marginally important gets expanded in perception
@liuedison: #GELS09.Public has mixed feelings re genetic research.86% trust info from doc but 75% distrust insurer, 83% distrust employer
@liuedison: #GELS09.Marjolein Kriek speaks.jokes that she wanted to be sequenced after Watson since her name is Kriek
@liuedison: #GELS09.what did Kriek family say? all family was fine with it. – Twitterati: What do you think your family would say?
@liuedison: #GELS09.HUGO Journal announcing laumch of Research Vignettes. http://bit.ly/jxd0y
@liuedison: #GELS09.Research Vignettes requirements access to raw data so that the analysis can be replicated
@liuedison: Research Vignettes are short reports 500-1000 words. single observation
@liuedison: Research Vignettes:for GWAS no validation set required.
@liuedison: HUGO Journal Research Vignettes:rely on post-publication for “review”
@liuedison: HUGO Journal Research Vignettes:encourage others to validate data