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Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy

Portland, Oregon
Gregory Fowler, PhD (Brown University) is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Community Health at Portland State (Oregon) University, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, and co-founder and Executive... Full Bio
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Blue Eyed Men Prefer Blue Eyed Women? by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I've got a theoretical question that probably has little to do with any business that anyone is involved with, but it's a question that is bothering me. Can some other armchai ... Read on »
Genetics top 100 by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here's an interesting video on genetics. Read on »
Genetics tests available to healthy young adults by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine have you ever considered having a gentic test done? How would you get the information you need? How would you deal with the results? These are some of the questions adult ... Read on »
Genetic testing on sale--Why?? by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Let's see if I can tell you what's happening without naming the company involved. . . . Today, one of the companies offering genetic testing dropped its $999 price for a ... Read on »
"Voice" your opinions about genetic technology by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hsien-Hsien Lei of the Eye on DNA blog recently asked readers to define genetics in one simple sentence. I tried, with the following: Genetics is the study of the operati ... Read on »
Social factors more important than genetics by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While many people, especially in the US, have become focused on the genetics of health, many times that number have their health determined almost solely by social factors. Yo ... Read on »
Genetics for Dummies by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some time ago, my daughters suggested I write a "dummies" book about Genetics. I really don't like the series, but decided to think about it. A few days ago, I did just ... Read on »
Geneforum partners with University of Guanajuato by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Geneforum has added two new members to its Advisory Board - Victoria E. Navarrete Cruz and Fernando Anaya-Velazquez. Both head up the University of Guanajuato's bioethics cent ... Read on »
Geneforum joins Wellsphere by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Marie Godfrey and I have been invited by the Chief Medical Officer, Goeffrey W. Rutledge at Wellsphere, to join other medical experts, healthcare professionals, and expert hea ... Read on »
Introducing Kirk Allison, Ph.D. - Geneforum's Newest Research Fellow by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just wanted to introduce Kirk Allison to the Geneforum community. Kirk, Director of the Program in Human Rights and Health in the School of Public Health at the University of ... Read on »
Genetic discrimination vs. equality by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Time magazine includes an essay in response to sending GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Bill) on to the President for his signature. Sidenote: why hasn't he s ... Read on »
Future uses of whole-genome samples and data by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The final issues discussed in the article, Research ethics and the challenge of whole-genome sequencing focus on the fact that researchers, biobanks, companies that may fold t ... Read on »
Genome sequencing--obligations to close relatives by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is part 2 of the discussion of the issues raised in the Nature Reviews Genetics article, Research ethics and the challenge of whole-genome sequencing. The article itself ... Read on »
Genome sequencing--how are results reported? by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What kind of data should be provided to those who have their genome sequenced? This is the first issue raised by McGuire, Caulfield, and Cho in their Nature Reviews Genet ... Read on »
Whole-genome sequencing--issues and recommendations by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As regular readers of this blog know, I get alerts every day on genetic testing, gentics, etc. and read through those for ideas for this blog. I generally choose ones that are ... Read on »
Genomics lectures begin Jan 15 by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On January 15, the National Institutes of Health is beginning a series of lectures on Current Topics in Genome Analysis. If you do not live in striking distance of the locatio ... Read on »
Genetics education in the genomics age by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was once lucky enough to teach genetics to an advanced placement biology class in high school and was able to teach Mendelian genetics after teaching about DNA, RNA, etc. I ... Read on »
Is genomics improving YOUR life? by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The human genome has been sequenced. Genetic testing--according to media and advertisements—is available to help you determine how to live the rest of your life. The price for ... Read on »
Interesting sites to check out by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yesterday, the blog received a comment from a site that might be of interest to those in public health genomics and genetically modified organisms: new website on pu ... Read on »
Racial profiling and prescription drugs by Dr. Greg F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I've been missing commercials on t.v. lately because I now have a DVR and can pause during the first commercial on a program, walk off, return later and watch the rest of the ... Read on »