A while ago we showed that intelligence is caused by big feet and obesity by genetics. In today's lulz we have more "correlation is causation!", in splendid comic form.
Take a look at this post from a "genetic counselor". This thing struck me as noteworthy for a couple reasons. The first thing you are likely to note is the avoidance of the subject at hand. This is de rigeur in the modern medical establishment. The author has been guided into this world of "the reader, the patient, the customer, are all illiterate scum who could never and should never try to understand anything". This is why there's no discussion of what DNA is, what the procedures of sequencing are, how they can be interpreted, etc. Because you're a fucking moron, get it? Go ask your doctor, idiot. The fact that you tried to even read this thing is already disturbing. Isn't there a Sports Illustrated lying around or perhaps a movie or color matching game on your phone?
So instead of talking about the subject at hand, we have some nice people-friendly anecdotes:
We studied their DNA. Nothing.
Gotta love that suspense and educational material there! Haha. Anyway if you're interested you can read this paper, the publishing of which appears to be the "success" referred to in the blog post. Here's a highlight:
In summary, our findings further document a relationship between the 40 kb duplication upstream of GREM1 and HMPS in Ashkenazi Jews. Genetic counselling and appropriate molecular testing can lead to successful management of HMPS patients.Declaration of interest: None