Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Genetics of complex traits

Yesterday, I went to a talk on Genetics of Complex traits. I learned a lot about the least advances in genetics. The progress is driven by two fields: new technologies to extract DNA and map the genes from samples, and new statistical methods to extract more information from the gene maps. In the future, we can expect much faster gene mapping and more squeezing out information from gene maps.

So we expect more advances for stuttering. The beautiful thing about genetics of stuttering is that you dont care about stuttering at all! You just talk your stutterers and test them. No need to define what a stuttering incident is, how to measure severity, and so on. No ideological bagagge, you just analyse the sample and see what's happening.

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