Genes Show Limited Value in Predicting Diseases

The NY Times features an article that may give some pause to the wild optimism that genomics was fostering as a solution to many of humanities’ chronic diseases and ailments.

As Art De Vany and others have pointed out, epigenetics probably play a much, much more massive role in chronic disease and human ailment than has been generally recognized.

Unfortunately, Art’s website on Evolutionary Fitness, economics, politics etc. has gone private and requires membership to fully explore. It was a treat to read it when it was public.

In any case, the NY Times article is interesting.

Genes Show Limited Value in Predicting Diseases

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~ by notrous on April 15, 2009.

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