About Genomeboy

I work as an Assistant Professor in the Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (although I am wholly responsible for this site and its content). In 2007 I became the fourth subject in Harvard geneticist George Church‘s Personal Genome Project (PGP). I have had about a million of my own genetic markers typed by the PGP, 23andMe, and Navigenics. In 2009 I had my entire genome sequenced at high coverage by the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation.  My book about all of this stuff (and more) is called Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics, published by HarperCollins in 2010. As a researcher, I am interested in the relevant technologies and especially the attendant privacy and other ethical/legal/social issues that surround personal genomics and amateur biology. This blog will undoubtedly include some of my non-genome interests as well.

I can be found on Twitter: @MishaAngrist.

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