• Question: Do you think it is a good idea for people to have their whole genome sequenced?

    Asked by 584radg42 to Kate, Pip, Reka on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Reka Nagy

      Reka Nagy answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Depends – we can find out about some interesting things this way, and maybe even discover that we are more likely to develop a disease than other people – but genetic research on this scale is still in its infancy so there’s a whole lot we don’t know yet – so sequencing your genome for fun might not get you a lot of answers at this stage – it doesn’t really do harm, either, though.