June 2013

Know yourself – for $5,000, or not

As genome sequencing costs continue to drop – $5,000 for complete, $99 at 23andMe for a more limited set, question of knowledge, rights to knowledge, and use abound.  In the Science Friday podcast link below, starting at 13.46 min. a discussion begins about the accuracy of sequencing itself, and some of decisions we are beginning to face, and will face in the future.

What happened when I had my genome sequenced

Science Friday: Whole genome scans could reveal too much