George Church has been making the news lately with his Personal Genome Project, being on the advisory boards of both 23andMe and Knome -- as well as going for the Archon X Prize. MIT's Tech Review interviewed Church about all of his endeavors, and what might be on the entrance exam to the Personal Genome Project. (Hint: it'll see if you understand basic genetics, the possibility of re-identification, and informed consent.)

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