Planning on Getting Your DNA Sequenced? Ask Your Questions Here!

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Misha Angrist is an assistant professor at Duke who specializes in personal genomics. He deals with questions such as what having all our personal genetic information just a mailbox away means, and just who owns your genetic information. He's here today to answer all your questions about personal genetics.


Angrist is the author of the book Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics.You may also recognize him from his DNA — as an early participant in the Personal Genome Project, Angrist had has sequenced and then went a step further by making it publicly available. (It hasn't turned out to be a big deal for him so far, Angrist tells io9, but he cautions that YMMV...)


Ask him anything you want about the emergence of the sequence-your-own-DNA industry, the practical implications of a world where our personal genetic information is at our fingertips, and the thorny questions surrounding just who owns our genetic information. He's joining us today from 12:30-1:30 (PST). Please post your questions for him now!

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If you have your DNA sequenced and it reveals certain health preconditions/tendencies/etc, are you required to disclose that information to insurance providers?