Misha Angrist, Author, Assoc. Professor, Duke Institute for Genomic SciencesBio and Contact Info
Listen (7:03) Presidential bioethics commissions do not have a good record
Listen (5:06) Questioning FDA priorities
Listen (4:31) Not the best arguments in FDA letter to 23andMe
Listen (3:26) Can we do DTC genomics right?
Listen (4:49) Thoughts on A Troublesome Inheritance
Listen (4:30) Self censorship
Today we continue with part two of our interview with Duke Assoc. Professor and author, Misha Angrist, mostly centered around the issue of regulating genomic medicine.
Misha questions recent FDA actions, such as the clamp down on 23andMe.
"I'm generally pretty hard on the FDA," he says.
Misha has a "complex view" about the FDA's letter last November to 23andMe. While he thinks 23andMe "dropped the ball" and went too far in interpreting consumers' genomic data, he also thinks the FDA used the wrong arguments in their letter ordering the DTC company to discontinue its health related testing.
He lauds 23andMe's hiring of Jill Hagenkord as CMO, saying that she "gets it."
We finish with Misha's response to Nick Wade's new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History.
Editor's Note: Since this interview was recorded, the 23andMe blog put out an update saying that the FDA had accepted their submission for a new 510(k) application.
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