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· The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

· The Sword of Feimhin

· The Tower of Bones

· The Snowmelt River

· The Mystery of Metamorphosis

· Virolution

· The Brain Food Diet

· Sweet Summer

· Between Clouds and the Sea

· Tiger Tiger

Short Stories
· A Bane Returns

· What is it that you think you are doing?

· The Song of the Fairy King

· A Glimpse of the Apocalypse

· Of Blues and books and Captain Beefheart

· I'm all a-twitter about romance

· A Painting Called “Sweet Summer”

· Ann Rice Review of Metamorphosis

· When Art and Literature Connect

· Stick to your guns

· Prometheus (Frankenstein) Revisited

· What lies at the core of you

· Major new non-fiction title

· Free Chapters of my Final Book

· Spectacular Film trailer for The Doomsday Genie

· Now out - The Sword of Feimhin

· Lovelock and Gaia Reappraised

· Excellent Review of The Snowmelt River

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Encouraging everybody to understand their very personal genome
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I've been receiving early reaction from senior scientific and medical colleagues from many countries . . .
It has been very heartening to hear back from colleagues in science, biology, bioinformatics and biomedical sciences, that they appreciate my writing a book that explains the importance of understanding the human genome to folks who come from a non-scientific background. We are entering a golden age of genetics, and genomics, in which previously untreatable genetically-driven diseases will be slowed or cured. On a less serious but intriguing aspect, we are beginning to read the history of our ancestors going back at least a million years. I thought this important - so important that people with no knowledge of medicine, biology or genetics, should be given the opportunity to understand it. I've started to explain it on my website I'm also encouraging colleagues to consider helping in this very worthwhile public relations exercise, helping ordinary folks to grasp the wonder and basic functioning of their very own genomes. I know that they will respond positively since I have begun to lecture to non-scientists on this same theme, and I find my audiences both understand it and appreciate it. We are about to enter an era when your genome may be read and predict your reaction to powerful drugs - this is called "predictive medicine". We are also entering an era when we can predict some of folk's risks of developing illnesses in the future. Your genome is wonderful. It is also a lot stranger than we first thought it would be. I would encourage anybody and everybody to take an interest in this, since it will not only open up your minds to the wonder of heredity but also potentially to help you and uour families in the future.

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More Blogs by Frank P Ryan
•  Encouraging everybody to understand their very personal genome - Saturday, July 25, 2015  
• Littrell review of The Mysterious World - Thursday, July 23, 2015
• 50 stars for my fantasy/ science fiction to date - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
• new treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome - Thursday, July 09, 2015
• Coming soon - more previews - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
• Only four months to go - Thursday, July 02, 2015
• Is Angelina Jolie's BRCA gene a - Friday, June 26, 2015
• Architecture in Epic Fantasy - Thursday, June 25, 2015
• The Forgotten Plague - Thursday, June 25, 2015
• My earlier books - Thursday, June 25, 2015
• Helpful illustrations - Friday, June 19, 2015
• Mysterious World now published - Thursday, June 18, 2015
• Returning to my epic fantasy - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
• Do you have any questions about the human genome? - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
• First public lecture - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
• Something amazing going on - Sunday, June 14, 2015
• Marketing begins - Thursday, June 11, 2015
• Arrival of first books - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
• Looking forward to my first talk on new book - Saturday, June 06, 2015
• A Glorious June Morning - Thursday, June 04, 2015
• Sword of Feimhin raised - Thursday, September 04, 2014
• while they're at the brewery . . . - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
• The American Dimension - Saturday, August 30, 2014
• The Holobiontic Nature of the Human Genome - Saturday, August 30, 2014
• Third book in the series coming soon - Friday, August 29, 2014
• What am I doing today? - Friday, November 12, 2010
• What is a book? - Thursday, November 11, 2010
• Do omega-3 really keep you healthy in mind? - Wednesday, November 10, 2010
• Fantasy Fest - Friday, November 05, 2010

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