HER NATURE HIS NURTURE

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Genomics and the Social Web: A Timeline

I thought I’d share this timeline that I put together recently for a presentation on the social asepcts of genomics. Although clearly not an exhaustive list of events, I still … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Convention versus Possibility, and a recipe for change

I read an essay recently that presented the concepts of convention and possibility as eternally pitted against one another, on an inevitable crash course. I have been mulling over this … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Retail DNA Testing named “Invention of the Year”

Is it merely a fad? Or will retail genomic testing companies have longevity? No one knows the answer yet, but Time Magazine believes 23andMe’s DNA testing service is important enough … Continue reading

November 10, 2008 · 1 Comment

Genomics and America: Election 2008

With the upcoming US election, I can’t help but watch and think about how the outcome might affect genetic policy. I first heard of Barack Obama in the fall of … Continue reading

October 7, 2008 · 1 Comment

Genetics for fun, not health

Lately, I’ve had a couple friends ask me about the genetics of things like athleticism, intelligence and homosexuality. Regardless of the question, my answer is the same: I have no … Continue reading

September 14, 2008 · Leave a comment

Genetics: Exceptionally Cool?

I hope this science post doesn’t scare off the flood of marketers who were directed here after Seth Godin linked to Sean’s idea last week. Our goal is to make … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · 6 Comments

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