This, despite the fact that I often put up posts which rubbed many “right-thinking-people” the wrong way, and scoured the comment threads acidly. Aside from a new domain, don’t expect many changes. It’s been a busy few days in the world of personal genomics.
Read More First, download your 23and Me raw results now if you have them.
If you don’t know what’s going on, the FDA has finally started to move aggressively against the firm.
It will be no surprise that I am much closer to Tabarrok than I am to Gorman (she doesn’t even seem to be aware that 23and Me offers a genotyping, not sequencing, service, though fuzziness on the details doesn’t discourage strong opinions from her).
An interesting aspect is that many who are not deeply in the technical weeds of the issue are exhibiting politicized responses.
I really can’t thank anyone else at Discover because I barely knew they existed, which, in light of recent events, seems like a good thing.
Overall I give a good grade in terms of understanding how blogging should be run, with a light hand.
So this leads me to praise the great management skills of the two web editors I’ve had while being a blogger at Discover.
They’ve let “Razib be Razib,” by and large letting me do my thing (though yes, in the interests of professionalism I’ve moved most of the more “direct” verbal volleys to Twitter).
I assume you’ll be somewhat surprised that I mention Sheril, but I feel like I have to give special thanks to her because I’m 99% sure that it was her “good word” which allowed me to catch the eye of an outfit as respectable as Discover.