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“Personalized Medicine” (A Charlie Rose interview)

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Health care debate and discussion is everywhere these days, so I found this fun Charlie Rose presentation on the genome and its mapping from June 2009. The guests on this segment are Steven Pinker (Harvard cognitive scientist/psychologist), George Church (founder of the Human Genome Project), Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey (founders of 23andMe).

It’s a basic overview of the benefits and concerns associated with the beginnings of genome sampling: expensive and limited access to the technology, whether or not it’s good to know the risks in one’s genes, and the comparison of the researchers’ and genome mapping companies’ perspective.

I like how Charlie Rose says “ji-nome” instead of “g-nome.”

The video is located here
The Human Genome Project
23andMe