How do we want genetic testing to be regulated? By Michael Eisen Published: November 26, Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to the human genetic testing company 23andMe giving them 15 days to respond to a series of concerns about their products and the way they are marketed or risk regulatory intervention. I am a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for 23andme, but I am writing here in my individual capacity as a geneticist who wants to see human genetic data used widely but wisely although I obviously have an interest in the success of 23andme as a company — so I can not claim to be unbiased.
Reply William Abbott February 21, at 9: Poor definition is the bane of science. GArbage Who can argue that reducing harm isnt a wonderful thing? Within certain contexts and not in others What are we talking about here then? And in my opinionabstinence is a vital component of any recovery from any truly addictive behaviourfor at least a period of time in early stages Long term- optional and choice.
Next comes two hands. Once students have mastered a 12 handed analog clock, their brains have been significantly altered for the better.
A lot of the ways we come up with to address a challenge often are forced to evolve from how we decide to frame the challenge. Reply Marc February 22, at 9: The whole idea of training up skills bit by bit seems entirely consistent with what we know about the brain and entirely consistent with the philosophy of harm reduction in addiction.
Why do you see these as either-or?!
Reply Mark February 22, at 9: I can readily imagine how the circuitry involved in learning how to read an analog clock, after not being able to, could activate ancillary inhibited circuitry in the brain that have very little to do in the least with telling time.
Reply Brenda Conlan February 21, at 7: Your comments were illuminating and inspiring. Richard Henry February 21, at 8: Marc As you know I have been reading you post for quite sometime know, and really enjoy your perspective. I hope you continue to share your view for many years to come, and write many more books in helping bring to light many areas of concerns we both share.
I also have a Blog on the Dr. Phil web site called Harm reduction, in trying to share my perspective on things through the eyes of an addict. Harm reduction I think is crucial for many who seek to bring balance into their life.
It gives them the chance to see the big picture without being trapped into complete abstinence. For some it is that abstinence that becomes their focus without balance.
Many from the outside are like children in thinking if their is a problem just quit, but it is never that easy. Or resisting the question? I can imagine that putting all that behind you was really like changing worlds, though it may have taken a while to get off the ground.
Reply Richard Henry February 23, at 9: To call my self just a heavy drinker was an understatement. I choose to be sober today and am loving it. The risk must be evaluated and considering all the reward verses consequences.
A period of harm reduction can often help somebody get some perspective on their recovery. Many who work the 12 step method, relapse several times and often binge, after feeling they have failed.
This can have very bad consequences. They do not see any of the sober time that they managed as a sucessful period of moderation. I think we have to be more practical about recovery and less idealistic.
We need solutions that will help many and encourage people to keep up the struggle against addiction, that many find overwhelming at times.Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that the three most common drugs are Marijuana used by 11,, people, Cocaine used by 1,, people, and inhalants that is used by , people nationwide/5(4).
I'm looking for some articles that argue that drugs are the cause of addiction. I want to give them to my students and see if they can pic them apart before I present Rat Park. In the article “Alcohol, Tobacco Worse Than Illegal Drugs” a new British study found that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous than some illegal .
Argumentative Essay Abortion Today, abortion is a big issue concerning women because for years it had been said that abortion should not be legal. The gateway theory doesn’t add up. The vast majority of marijuana users do not go on to hard drugs.
Your points about “very very messy” data and an “incomplete catalog of human genetic variation” are–as you know, from that first meeting long, long ago in your office–what sparked the start of .