• Misha Angrist

    Misha Angrist is Editor-in-Chief of Genome, Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke’s Social Science Research Institute and a Senior Fellow in its Initiative for Science & Society.

  • Q&A with Heidi Rehm

    July 13, 2017

    How did your 14-year-old daughter come to explore her own exome, that is, the sequence of all of her 22,000-plus genes, as a science project…

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  • The Black Swallow

    July 5, 2017

    Not long ago, Rick Bedlack, an associate professor of neurology at Duke University (where I also work) and the director of Duke’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…

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  • Plain Facts

    May 31, 2017

    A few months ago I had the privilege of attending a gathering of Amish and Mennonite families (Christian sects of Plain People) in Dundee, Ohio,…

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  • From Small Things

    March 30, 2017

    In late 2005, while at home on Christmas break, Duke University freshman Josh Sommer started getting headaches. Really, he says, it felt more like one…

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  • Q&A with Alondra Nelson

    March 30, 2017

    Why did you choose to examine African-Americans’ approach to genetic ancestry in The Social Life of DNA? Given the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, given the history…

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  • Sometimes Wrong, Often in Doubt

    January 9, 2017

    My first job out of college was working the night shift at a residential academic program for adolescents with “severe developmental disabilities” (almost all were…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    September 29, 2016

    Five lawyers walk into a newsroom. The good news is that this is not the start of the sort of cringe-inducing joke of which I…

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  • Shkreli in the Coal Mine

    April 5, 2016

    Martin Shkreli, the “Most Hated Man in America,” is the pariah who keeps on giving. In case you’ve been on Tatooine for the last several…

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  • Patients Should Receive Study Results

    January 11, 2016

    When I was a human genetics graduate student in the 1990s, we would occasionally extract our own DNA and use it as control samples in…

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