A New Book, A New Blog | GenomeWeb

Wired editor Thomas Goetz explains himself (for the silence of his blog over the past few months):  he's begun writing a book, to be called The Decision Tree, which will aim to "lend a clarity of purpose and vision" to personal genomics and personalized medicine. As individuals continue to take newfound charge of their own health, the field needs to be hashed out.

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