This is a guest post by Kishan Bhoopalam of Genetik Ink, a startup developing interactive DNA art.
We are now at a point in which advances in genetics are personally affecting consumers lives. With companies such as 23andMe and deCODEme, consumers now have the ability to see their own genetic information and make important health decisions.
This direct-to-consumer model of genetics and analysis has the potential to revolutionize society. But while this new era seems promising, there must be a cultural change in how scientists approach the development of these new technologies. Read the rest of this entry »