June 24, 2009

Steven Pinker, George Church, Anne Wojcicki, & Linda Avey on Charlie Rose

Hello all! I hope that everyone is having a great summer so far!

I was browsing the Edge website and came across a link to a Charlie Rose clip featuring Steven Pinker, George Church, Anne Wojcicki, and Linda Avey (I guess that you could have gotten that from my title, right?). It's about the Personal Genome Project, which I've mentioned in previous posts.

Anyways, it's a pretty good discussion about the importance of the project and about how having open access to people's genomes will open up many opportunities for researchers in developing new ways of analyzing the influence of genes on behavior.

Well, I'm posting the clip below. Check it out, and enjoy:


Jeanne Gorman said...

An excellent intro to the topic of personalized genome. Current medical research uses single snapshots to make critical judgments that require a longer time frame. The potential to significantly increase the effectiveness of medical diagnosis and treatment is exciting and encouraging. Thanks.

pr1ttyricky said...

Thanks for the comment Jeanne!

Conor said...

Thanks for sharing this, I am in the middle of watching but wanted to say that I appreciate it before I forget.

I scour the web for great interviews and lectures related to my interests (psychology and especially ev psych), and this is one gem that I missed!

pr1ttyricky said...

Thanks, Conor!