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