Harvard's Steven Pinker has an article in the New York Times Magazine describing his experience having his genome sequenced as one of the first 10 volunteers in George Church's Personal Genome Project. It's also a springboard to discuss the new era of consumer genomics, about which he says, "Like the early days of the Internet, the dawn of personal genomics promises benefits and pitfalls that no one can foresee." (He does, in fact, attempt to foresee some of these pitfalls.) "For better or for worse, people will want to know about their genomes," Pinker writes.
And speaking of getting genomics out to the masses, Bertalan Meskó has a post at ScienceRoll about AccessDNA, a website that prompts users to enter information about their medical history, environmental factors, and more to generate a personalized genetic report. In the report, Meskó says, was "a list of genetic tests that might be useful for me." He's not convinced of the value of the service, and asks others to weigh in.