Genetics and Your Health blog
March 5, 2013
John Mattick first showed "junk" DNA is not rubbish and now leads Australia's premier biomedical research institution. Read his views about what all that "junk" actually does, what will drive genomic medicine, and the most exciting areas of research in the 21st century.
Genomic research is having an enormous impact on medicine and society at large. Our writers comment on the breakthroughs and challenges associated with disease research and the promise of personalized medicine in the post-genomic era.
Mark Wanner went to graduate school in microbiology, but his professional career has been in communications. He has more than 20 years of experience in book publishing and scientific writing. His work at The Jackson Laboratory focuses on making information about genetics and genomics accessible to a wide audience.