February 2018 in Genomics with Nathan & Laura: 23andMe Goes for the Gold, Trump Year One


Guests:

Laura Hercher, Genetic Counselor, Sarah Lawrence College

Nathan Pearson, Genomicist; Founder, Root Deep Insight

Chapters:

0:00 Genetic testing and the Olympics

11:07 Trump and genomics year one

Booking 26 million viewers, the voice of Warren buffet, the endorsements of Olympians Joey Cheek and Tara Lipinski—this company was going for the gold with their ads during the Olympics this year. Of course, we’re talking of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, 23andMe. What was the take of our monthly commentators, Nathan Pearson of Root and Laura Hercher of Sarah Lawrence College?

Also, for all the doomsday predictions, has Donald Trump been any worse after one year for our industry than the biohacker?

Join us for this month’s look back over the headlines.



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