February 08, 2006

Art's Hometown

To borrow from Bruce Springsteen, now a word about bioethics in My Hometown. Back in 1997 a company called Framingham Genomics was created to correlate genetic information with the vast unparalled data collected (some by my dad!) in the Framingham Heart Study. The effort blew up when the private funders behind the project got nervous about resistance they encountered from local framinghamites about privatizing their voluntary, altruistic contribution to public health. Well now it looks like the idea has been reborn but with a much better framework and far better oversight. So go Spartans!

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