Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maisonneuve Magazine and Lone Frank

In pre-publicity for her public event tomorrow (Wednesday) night at Paragraphe Bookstore, Maisonneuve Magazine has published a very revealing interview with Danish writer, Lone Frank, about personal genomics and the dangers inherent in overly enthusiastic interest in genetic profiling generally. Frank asserts,

"I think it’s really important to show that development [in genetic science] is ongoing. There will be people that try to rip you off, and sell you products that don’t work. Not everything genetic is great and scientifically based. It’s a development that you see in any new kind of industry. It’s good to get critical journalists looking at it, so that you will perhaps get authorities to clamp down on the worst examples. It also helps getting more knowledge out to consumers, to keep them vigilant."

It's a very interesting interview and the rest of it can be read here.

Intrigued? Come see Lone Frank tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Paragraphe, 2220 McGill College Avenue in Montreal at 6:30pm. She'll be speaking about her book My Beautiful Genome, answering questions and signing! The event is free so come on over and spend your Wednesday evening engaging in one of the key debates of our time.

My, what a gorgeous genome you have!

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