Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker "has also become something of a scientific guinea pig," says a Technology Review blog post. Pinker is a member of George Church's Personal Genome Project and now has also taken the new Counsyl test for prospective parents — Pinker is a scientific advisor to the company. He and his wife Rebecca Goldstein found that they are both carriers for a mutation linked to familial dysautonomia, a Mendelian disorder of the nervous system. "Children aren't in our cards, we are a little old for that," Pinker says. "But if we had met a few years earlier, before the test had been invented, we would have been playing roulette with our kids."
His Own Research Subject
Feb 04, 2010