Meeting July 26, 2017

Genes and Society in the News:

Discussion on omnigenetics

  •  We continued discussion of “omnigenic” traits.
  • The proposal of Pritchard and coworkers that screening more SNPs etc. and focusing on core genes may lead them to new approaches to curing diseases.
  • Alternatively, further exploration of this plus the extraordinary (maybe even increased) complexity may not be successful.
  •   The group debated this and whether it is worth putting so much money into these proposals given the track record so far of alternative approaches that have received big funding and come up with very little.

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