Personal Genomics for All

July 30, 2014 11:05 PM

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There's a revolution taking place that's going to touch a lot of people's lives in important ways. It's the personal genomics revolution. Most of us associate genomics with health. And while genomics will certainly transform the practice of medicine, it is also changing the way we think about ourselves, others and the connections between us.

I was always curious about my genetic identity while I was growing up. My mother was Cuban. Given the recent European occupation of Cuba I always wondered were my ancestors lived before traveling to the island. Had we mixed with the indigenous people? Did we have any Sub-Saharan roots given Cuba's t...

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