I agree with your perspective about utility of this site currently. I am just this month returning to data collection and analysis re my personal situation. Specifically, I have returned to what I started some time ago in a thread "MITOCHONDRIA" (http://www.spacedoc.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1827
). I will likely add a lot more to that thread in coming months.
Right now I am deep into self-inflicted mental torture with all those data, publications, developments, etc. in gene sequencing, mitochondrial diseases, labs that are open to public, etc., etc. --- I highly recommend it for those so inclined .....
More to point, I now need informations that can only come from Gene Sequencing and Analysis, not only re damage from Lipitor but other adverse events, such as oxidative damage to mitochondrial functions and their effects on aging. Happily, progress is rapid in this area for "mitochondrial diseases" and in reducing costs for data collection and analysis.
Where this leads, where it ends up, what I gain, etc. is all some where out there in future.