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Reflections on a Public Genome
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Duke University geneticist Misha Angrist’s genome is a public document, thanks to his participation in Harvard’s Personal Genome Project. Angrist reflects on the medical and ethical implications of the project in his 2010 book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics.
In this podcast, he speaks with associate editor Cathy Clabby about his experience.
Angrist spoke at the Sigma Xi headquarters in October 2011.
Podcast music is “Spot,” by Ardent Octopus, courtesy of Mevio’s Music Alley.
Funding for Pizza Lunches is provided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
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