Scarlet had a second birthday party so her friend Mirren could make it. We had a fun time! Liz, Michael and Mirren, and Brandon and Melissa came to the party. We just talked and let the kids have a playdate. Mirren was really shy at first, since she's in the stage when any new people scare her, but she came out of her shell after a few minutes and the two girls had a blast playing together!
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Scarlet loved playing in "Pocket Park," the infant and pre-schooler area at Betty Brinn Children's Museum. Here she is walking along behind her vegetable cart!
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Last night, NOVA (on your local PBS station) aired an episode titled "Cracking Your Genetic Code." It talked about how genetics are being used to play a role in diagnosing unknown diseases, how your genetics can tell you your probability for contracting known diseases, and the whole general premise behind Next Generation Sequencing.
- You have the DNA sequenced
- A programmer inputs the information into a database
- Then Jeremy uses the information in the database and inputs it into a program he writes to find out whatever they need to find out
- Then it's analyzed (this includes Jeremy, Brandon, Liz, Howard, and others, sometimes only some of them, sometimes all of them)
- Then Liz, Howard, and clinicians use the data for final interpretation and to determine cause and possible treatments.
- Local Write-Up of the NOVA Episode
- The story of Nicholas Volker and how he was finally diagnosed
- A write of a recent conference Liz went to and talked about GapMine - GapMine and what it does is mentioned in the section titled "Worthey Causes"
- My previous blog about Jeremy's GapMine project - with his poster presentation for the conference in New York
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It was a milestone week for Scarlet last week. Crawling, pulling up to standing, walking around in her walker, cruising the furniture, and sitting up all by herself--all within two or three days of each other!
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- 4.5 cups chicken broth (I used bouillon cubes)
- 2 cups of white rice (you could use brown if you wanted)
- 1 can diced green chilis
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 tsp cajun seasoning of your choice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 leek, diced (just the white part--you could also use a regular onion, I just didn't have one)
- 1 green onion, chopped
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Last weekend was the 2012 auto show here in Milwaukee. We go to the auto show every year, so we were glad they had the same show sponsored by Motor Trend. It was a blast! It was in the heart of downtown Milwaukee and they had some really fun cars.
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