A Tale of Medical Mysteries Unraveled by Genetic Detectives


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A genomics giant with a family history of heart disease and an Olympic athlete accused of cheating are just two of the medical mysteries unraveled by DNA analysis. Bob Harrington interviews Euan Ashley, author of The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250234995), who was inspired to write the book after watching an interview between "fellow nerds" Atul Gawande and Barack Obama. To read a transcript or to comment https://www.medscape.com/author/bob-harrington

The Book

The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250234995

The People

Stephen Quake

Clinical assessment incorporating a personal genome https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(10)60452-7

Leilani Graham https://www.leilanirgraham.com/

Eero Mäntyranta https://theolympians.co/2018/01/22/eero-mantyranta-the-ruddy-cheeks-and-the-genetic-advantange-of-a-cross-country-skiing-legend-from-finland/

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