Genetics may help us answer critical questions to the infinite mysteries about the novel virus which causes Covid-19: who is most vulnerable to infection, who may be resistant, who is most susceptible to fatality, who may respond to particular medications, and who carries the virus without symptoms. But individuals who volunteer their DNA for analysis must be protected against discrimination, denial of medical insurance, and loss of employment opportunities.
an article written for, and published by, Medium, OneZero.read more
When Madonna performs, she reportedly engages a sterilization team to sweep, mop and wipe every surface of her dressing room, so that no trace of her DNA is left for surreptitious analysis, cloning or experimentation. Hacking portends the specter of a black market which will trade in valuable genetic information about prominent individuals and families. Is Madonna paranoid? Or smart? You decide...
an article written for Horizons: Family Office & Investor Magazine, published by Opalesque.read more
On March 6, 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that older adults - defined as age 60 and above - should “stay at home as much as possible” due to coronavirus. This virus doesn’t care how old you feel.read more
This is not an article about genomics or DNA science. This is an article about families – what they need to flourish and thrive. Over the next decade, families, entrepreneurs and family enterprises around the world will gain increasing access to the cutting-edge science of genomics to make informed decisions around health, risk and legacy. However, many of these choices will be complex and unprecedented, rife with ethical ambiguity.read more