Announcements for February 12 Meeting

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Kostia and Michael

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Michael
Michael
50 years ago

Sales fall for 23andMe DTC kits following an industry wide trend.
https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/23/23andme-laying-off-100-employees/

Michael
Michael
408 years ago

From Jon on the Belyaev fox domestication-claimed to be very rapid. Nicholas Wade cited this as example of how humans could also quickly evolve behavioral traits including intelligence. Now this fox study is under strong criticism. Article in the NYTimes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/science/foxes-tame-belyaev.html

Nuno
Nuno
4484 years ago

More signs of the public conversation shifting in regards to the human genotyping industry: coverage from WIRED on specifically the “genetic income score” (Hill et al 2019 BioRxiv) and Philipp Koellinger (founder of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium) Researchers Want to Link Your Genes and Income—Should They? A push to calculate a ‘genetic income score’ using giant DNA databases raises a raft of ethical questions. https://www-wired-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.wired.com/story/researchers-want-to-link-your-genes-and-incomeshould-they/amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https://www.google.com&amp_tf=From %1$s&ampshare=https://www.wired.com/story/researchers-want-to-link-your-genes-and-incomeshould-they/ Are DNA tests worthwhile? A critique https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/23/what-i-learned-from-home-dna-test-kits-are-they-accurate-or-worthwhile?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https://www.google.com&amp_tf=From %1$s&ampshare=https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/23/what-i-learned-from-home-dna-test-kits-are-they-accurate-or-worthwhile