Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Personal Genome Project

Interesting videos on the PGP and 23andMe cofounders.

“The potential to discover what contributes to red hair, freckles, pudginess, or a love of chocolate—-let alone quantifying one’s genetic risk for cancer, asthma or diabetes—-is both exhilarating and terrifying. It comes not only with great promise for improving health through personalized medicine and understanding our individuality but also with risks for discrimination and loss of privacy.”, Science, Vol. 318, 21 December 2007, p1842.

Steven Pinker's article to the NY times on sequencing his genome:

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