In December 2013, Kira Peikoff wrote about how, when she had her DNA tested by three direct-to-consumer companies, the results were all over the place. She interviewed experts to get their advice: J. Craig Venter, chief executive of his namesake institute and of Synthetic Genomics, was a pioneer in sequencing the human genome in 2000. Though […]
A genomic literacy spiral?
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 […]