Friday, September 26, 2008
I am happy to report that our Foundation website is now up. We are accepting members and plan to use this tool to hold the press accountable. Visit us at HelixGene. Why is this an integral part of the Sherpa Plan? Because physicians are too busy to get their genomic education from anywhere other than the TV or Newspapers or Newsweek.
Most physicians underestimate the utility of genomics. Most probably never learned about it in medical school. How can we deliver adequate education through mass media??? By vetting it and holding it to medical education standards. Sounds pretty harsh huh?
These times call for harsh measures. Plain and Simple.
From the Foundation's Site
HelixGene was scrambled over the weekend of September 19th 2008 as an emergency forum of genomic medical experts to address significant medical misinformation in the New York Times regarding the G2019S mutation of the LRRK2 gene.
HelixGene's still under construction, but the relevant information regarding this emergency has been published:
About HelixGene Foundation for more information
I hope this first issue spurs you to action. It certainly has done that with us!
Posted by Steve Murphy MD at 12:04 PM