I plan to do an experiment in science blogging. As my may have noticed, an earlier post on this blog addresses a series of recent papers identifying markers with strong association to both myocardial infarction risk and type 2 diabetes. Both markers map to a narrow region on 9p21.3. In an interview, Francis Collins compared this region to the ‘soul of the genome’, which many people thought was kind of funny.
Nevertheless, there is little doubt that something interesting is going on in this part of the genome. Since I am a generally curious person, I am going to have a closer look at 9p21.3, and I am sure that many other people will do so. Unlike the others, I am going to describe my work, ideas and results in a series of blog posts, here on Suicyte Notes. If anybody else wants to contribute, be my guest.
I will be attending a conference during the next few days,, but when I am back in the office, I will start right away. Expect the first post on this subject early next week. So long.