Tuesday Open Thread: Genomes

Hat tip to Avahome for the link to the WaPo aticle.

If you could test yourself for the propensity for certain diseases, would you?

The over-the-counter test marks the first foray of personalized genomic medicine into the corner drugstore. The move is being welcomed by those who hope that deciphering the genetic code will launch a new era in biomedical science.

Is this a good thing?  Are there privacy concerns?

Open Thread -- Age and Longetivity Research Edition

The end of the year approaches, and with it comes the promise that we will be yet another year wiser; those who have survived the turbulent ups and downs of the year have also achieved the milestone of becoming yet another year older.

That need not sound as ominous or regretful as it appears.