Permanent Wisdom from the Health Memes Stream
The river of daily Health Memes contains many keepers, so I've started a section of permanent links that will grow to extra pages as the content develops. Here's the first batch. (Suggestions are welcome.)
Attention should be paid to such posts.
A 21st Century Plague? The Syndrome of Inappropriate Over-Confidence in Computing
A timely rant on rotten studies, clueless simulations, IT arrogance and the "cyber-industrial complex."
"What a crock of excrement."
Are We Finally Entering the Golden Age of Healthcare Transparency?
A little sunshine goes a long way.
The impact of gene patents on the future of personal genomics
Important topic: Companies own patents on
specific genes for specific diseases. Good comment thread. "It's like
patenting the stars."
My Genome, My Self
Harvard psychologist Stephen Pinker's excellent review of the possibilities and limitations of consumer genetics.
If the chart is not shaped by the doctoring, the doctoring will be shaped by the chart.