I am a science writer (Scientific American, Reuters, the New Scientist, Nature and many others) and an award-winning book author with a Ph.D. in molecular biology. I like stories that are compelling, sharp-sighted and accurate. I am often invited to talk about consumer genomics, biotech, science communication and storytelling. More>>

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  • “An indispensable resource for understanding the complex world of over-the-counter genetic testing.” … the impressive book explores territory that is both easy to understand and enlightening.”

     Kirkus Review

  • “Highly important, life-changing and delightfully written…[Pistoi] is pulling the rug out from under many of our preconceptions…with continuous wit and humor. A book which indeed demands to be savored.”

    Paul Levinson, author of The Silk Code and The Plot to Save Socrates

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