A Manhattan judge ruled Monday that two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are “the law of nature,” thereby nullifying seven patents by Myriad Genetics of Utah. Prior to the decision, women wishing to be tested for the indicators would have had to consult with the patent holder—at a cost of $3,000—but now the monopoly no longer applies. Myriad argued that while isolating BRCA1 and BRCA2in its … Continue reading Judge Rejects Patents on Cancer Genes
I’d like to advance a hypothesis: Despite all the excitement surrounding social media, the Internet isn’t connecting us as much as we think it is. It’s largely home to weak, artificial connections, what I call thin relationships…Call it relationship inflation. Nominally, you have a lot more relationships — but in reality, few, if any, are actually valuable. Just as currency inflation debases money, so social … Continue reading The Social Media Bubble.
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Does viewing data about your life increase healthy behavior? My take from yesterday’s post asking if seeing my own life data changes my everyday behavior. Continue reading
For example, does Mint change your spending behavior? Continue reading Is anyone aware of high quality research that suggests viewing personalized life data changes everyday behavior?
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Most people don’t realize that if you continue living the way you’re living, you’ll never weigh less than you currently do. Me. Continue reading