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Online Think Tank Big Think Launches New Multimedia Web Series Exploring Some of the Most Pressing Science and Medical Issues of our Time
Date:8/20/2009

er/the-case-against-mail-order-genetic-tests" target="_new">Dr. Harry Ostrer, head of the Human Genetics Program at NYU, Esther Dyson, venture capitalist and board member of Google-backed 23andMe, geneticist Tara Matisse from Rutgers University and Boonsri Dickinson, an editor at Discover Magazine, discussed one of the big questions of tomorrow: What is the promise, and possible peril, of having one's own genome mapped? What is the connection between genetics and behaviors like homosexuality or novelty seeking? Will there be a time when drugs are tailored to an individual's particular DNA?

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