Portable Genomics, a new La Jolla startup, is seeking investors to help underwrite its plan to commercially develop software that can display a person's genetic information on such devices as smartphones and electronic tablets.
- There was a time where love and nurture seemed clearly distinct from our physical nature. Genetic-determinism holds that genes control our lives; hereditary information flows in one direction, and genetic activity and cellular expression are regulated by information from the DNA.
- "There are quite a few examples that we now know of where the activity of genes can be affected in the long term by environmental factors. And in some cases the environment of an individual can actually affect the biology or physiology of their offspring but there is no change to the genome sequence."