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The author lays out the recent history of personal genomic testing and what to currently expect. Most of what is learned by testing won't be actionable, some of the rest will be to eat more broccoli, and the remainder will be told to eat even more broccoli and to exercise. We already know that even before taking the test.
The author does cover the material very well, and most importantly makes the topic relevant to the reader. The topic is exciting more because of what could be than what is. The reader does something which I liked, when quoting a Brit or Irishman or Italian he'd give them a strong appropriate accent and I would always realize the material was being quoted. Makes listening easier.
It's not a science book, but it does cover the business end and what to currently expect from getting tested.
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Very interesting account of the history and current state of personal genomics. Kevin Davies does an excellent job of describing the promise of personal genomics while tempering the hype the often surrounds this field with realistic presentations of the technological and ethical hurdles that still must be overcome before the promise of genomics becomes fully realized.