Nascent Transcript

GINA’s 10th Anniversary and the Future of Genetic Privacy

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Allison McCague August 2018 May 21 of this year marked the tenth anniversary of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a landmark piece of legislation that Senator Ted Kennedy—one of the sponsors of the bill—called “the first civil rights bill of the new century of the life sciences.” GINA’s passage was the... Read More

Putting the “Ph” Back in PhD

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Jennifer Zieba May 2018 The title PhD is awarded to a person who has received a Doctorate in Philosophy. I spent five and half years earning my PhD, but I came out of graduate school knowing more about vector cloning than I ever wanted and less about whether I should... Read More

UK Biobank: A Unique Resource in the Field of Genetics

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sarah A. Gagliano, PhD February 2018  A publicly available resource of half a million individuals with genetic data, and thousands of diverse phenotypes, is a worthy cause for celebration in the genetic research community. The UK Biobank is currently the largest genotyped prospective cohort available to researchers worldwide. For those... Read More

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