Medina County District Library news: Dine and Donate, book sales, cooking classes
Medina County District Library news: Dine and Donate, book sales, cooking classes.
Dueling BRCA Databases: What About the Patient?
The news release Monday morning grabbed my attention: “Study finds wide gap in quality of BRCA1/2 variant classification between Myriad Genetics and a common public database.” Myriad Genetics had been exclusively providing tests, for $3000+ a pop for full BRCA gene sequencing, for 17 years before the Supreme Court invalidated key gene patents back in 2013. Since the ruling a dozen or so competitors have been offering tests for much lower prices. Meanwhile, Myriad has amassed a far deeper database than anyone else, having been in the business so much longer. And it’s proprietary. CLASSIFYING GENE VARIANTS (NHGRI) Public databases of variants of health-related genes have been around for years too. The best known, ClinVar, collects…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
City of Pensacola Government
Hey, Pensacola! Join our Pensacola Police Department and Escambia-Santa Rosa Community Traffic Safety Team for next Tuesday's National Night Out. This celebration is free! There will be food and...
Jefferson Parish Library
FREE NOVAC VIDEO STORYTELLING CAMP FOR TEENS THIS WEEK AT WBR: NOVAC’s summer camps and workshops give kids throughout Southeastern LA the opportunity to try out video storytelling, and learn from...
Ridgefield Supply Co. reinvents how building and supply is done
A massive, three-year renovation project is due to be completed in September.
What school librarians wish parents knew
School libraries are a sanctuary and safe place for many children. Here Sarah Forster, co-creator of the amazing children's literature website The Sapling, lists the things all parents should know about school librarians. I spent a LOT of time in school libraries as a kid. Remember the index card
How Old and New World Vultures Differ
Old World and New World Vultures are not closely related. Learn some of the ways they differ, with photos and sound bites.
US Health Map
With this interactive map, you can explore health trends in the United States at the county level for both sexes for cancer, 21 major causes of death, life expectancy, alcohol, smoking, hypertension, obesity, physical activity, and diabetes.
The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn't Get Enough Attention