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    It Is A "folly" To Claim That DNA Is The Main Blueprint For Life

    Finally, some common sense coming out of the bastion of "institutionalized" science - genetics. After spending more than a century proclaiming that DNA is the core concept driving life, heredity, health and longevity medicine has now lost all hope of producing anything useful with all these...
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    GWAS Predicting Height Were Wrong; Same May Be True For Disease-prediction

    You have to appreciate the synchronicity (Synchronicity - Wikipedia) in nature. Just days after I posted the study on the role of diet in height, another study calls into question the validity of genetic factors in height...
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    DNA Evidence Can Be Completely Fabricated

    I posted a few threads in the past about the nefarious goals of the companies selling DNA sequencing services under the guise of discover "your ancestors" or your "disease risk". And even if the privacy aspect was well thought out and actually implemented, the very tests are next to useless with...
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    Children Inherit Mitochondrial DNA From Their Fathers Too

    One of the unquestionable dogmas of genetics (up until) today is that all mitochondrial DNA of a child is inherited strictly from the mother. This firmly entrenched belief is taught as an immutable truth in medical schools and is used to justify extensive genealogical genomic tests down the...
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    Longevity Is NOT In Your Genes, It's In Your Choices Of Lifestyle And People

    Yet another big hit against the genetic explanation. Not only is longevity not due to genes but it can also be largely controlled by whom you associate with. Estimates of the Heritability of Human Longevity Are Substantially Inflated due to Assortative Mating The Key to a Long Life Has Little...
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    Mitochondria Likely Determine Disease Risk, Not The Main Genome / DNA

    As I mentioned several times on Danny's podcasts, the genetic approach to curing disease has not really produced much for the last 80 years so little by little the industry is shifting its focus on metabolism. However, that shift won't happen overtly by admitting metabolism is key. Rather, it...
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    Familial Breast Cancer Is Mainly Driven By Methylation, Not Genes

    I think this is a very important study because it shakes the foundations of one of the most solid cases cited by mainstream oncology in favor of cancer begin driven by genes. Familial breast cancer, purportedly linked to the infamous (and patented) genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is thought to be one of...
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    Personalized Diets Based On DNA/genome Analysis Are A Failure

    I am sure by now everybody has heard of the much-heralded approach of the so-called "personalized medicine" - a world in which every person will be treated uniquely based on the complete analysis of their genome/DNA. From specific drugs and dosage, to interventions like radiation, diet and...
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    Genetic Testing Companies Sell Your DNA, All Promise Of Privacy Is Bunk

    I have known this from the very beginning as the sole business model of these companies is the accumulation of data, its analysis and sale to third-parties who can then target you with better ads for products and services. The uber-monster of this advertising nightmare would be a Facebook +...
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    Every Gene Affects Every Trait, So Personalized/genomic Medicine Is Doomed

    As one of the article says, there has been a boom in the so-called genome-wide association studies over the last decade. However, these studies have resulted in no reliable leads for genetic causes of disease. A new study at Stanford suggests that the reason this is so is that in fact ALL genes...
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