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KFPR 1865AM – The Finch & Pea Radio

The only problem with Marie-Claire‘s Song of the Week pick is that it is only once a week. One song a week? Isn’t this the 21st Century? Yes it is. But, the University of Alberta, insists that Marie-Claire spend large chunks of her time working for them.

So, we did the next best thing. We made a Pandora station, KFPR 1865AM – The Finch & Pea Radio, around the artists who created the music featured in our Song of the Week.

*If you live outside the United States, you may not be able to listen to the station. This is not our fault. We suspect that Cory Doctorow will be perfectly happy to tell you whose fault it is.

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Genomycism: “Deflating the Genomic Bubble”

Genomycism – the unsubstantiated belief that the cataloging of the genomic sequence of an individual conveys useful understanding about their ancestry, current characteristics, and disease risk with high degrees of accuracy and predictive power.

An important policy forum article has appeared in the most recent issue of Science discussing the expectations for the benefits of genomics, the issues created when those expectations are unrealistic, overinflated, and over-hyped[1]. Continue reading