FREE NOVAC VIDEO STORYTELLING CAMP FOR TEENS THIS WEEK AT WBR: NOVAC’s summer camps and workshops give kids throughout Southeastern LA the opportunity to try out video storytelling, and learn from...
Dueling BRCA Databases: What About the Patient?
The news release Monday morning grabbed my attention: “Study finds wide gap in quality of BRCA1/2 variant classification between Myriad Genetics and a common public database.” Myriad Genetics had been exclusively providing tests, for $3000+ a pop for full BRCA gene sequencing, for 17 years before the Supreme Court invalidated key gene patents back in 2013. Since the ruling a dozen or so competitors have been offering tests for much lower prices. Meanwhile, Myriad has amassed a far deeper database than anyone else, having been in the business so much longer. And it’s proprietary. CLASSIFYING GENE VARIANTS (NHGRI) Public databases of variants of health-related genes have been around for years too. The best known, ClinVar, collects…
The Modern Farmer Pie Chart of Pies
Our guide to eating seasonally—through pie!
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What Makes a Ghost Story Effective?
In the summer of my 36th year I made a daring change in my life and moved to a farming community in the Hudson Valley. I rented a 200-year-old Dutch stone house, all but empty except for the necess…
Neil Gaiman announces Neverwhere sequel, The Seven Sisters
Author says the new fantasy novel has been inspired by his work with UN refugee agency and ‘the shape London is in now’
Ridgefield Supply Co. reinvents how building and supply is done
A massive, three-year renovation project is due to be completed in September.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Rescuers are Shocked to Find What Are In 14 Tubs Left Outside Shelter and Rush to Help...
Rescuers were shocked when they discovered 14 plastic tubs outside their animal sanctuary with something moving inside. Upon investigation, they retrieved a total of 16 kitties. Even with kitten season underway and already hundreds of cats under their care, they refuse to let any of these kittie...
You can do what at the library!?
6 things, services you can find at the library other than books