I'm thrilled to introduce my new book DNA NATION: How the Internet of Genes is Changing your Life (Crux Publishing, 2019).It is the first book to address every facet of over-the-counter DNA testing and its impact on science, society and our daily life. I did it with curiosity and a down-to-earth approach. It was a great adventure and an exciting work of research and writing.
I am a “spitter”: like millions of people today, I spat into a tube to get and sent it to a company to get my DNA analysed.
Each chapter of DNA NATION take from my personal journey and demystifies a different application of consumer genomics with real-life examples, curious stories and cutting-edge research. By showing the science behind the spit, the book challenges many wrong ideas about our DNA. Some of these applications are revolutionary, others are close to quackery.
What can we tell by reading our genes? Which is the right company to use? How genetic testing is changing our perception of family, ethnicity, and “self”? Can we defend our privacy? What happens when millions of individual DNAs are interlocked in a social network?
If you have a DNA (spoiler alert: yes you have one) then this is the book for you. Even if you don't know anything about genetics.
And if you liked my previous work, you will love DNA NATION!
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