Like many people, I’m intrigued by the 23andme drama. Here’s a quote I scribbled down at Health Foo:
The data and genomics revolution is akin to the print revolution. Hundreds of years ago, peasants looked at this converted wine press and asked why we need more Bibles when nobody can read. The printing press triggered a literacy spiral, with both good and bad publications coming from it. The net result was worth it. That’s the story we need to tell.
For more, see: Gutenberg, Genomics, and the Literacy/Literature Spiral, by Tom Munnecke. Please note that I’m not endorsing his view. I’m interested in it and would love to hear what other people think.
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