Knowledge of Genome Can Both Simplify and Complicate Knowledge of Self | GenomeWeb

Do people's understanding of themselves hinge on knowing the quirks of their genomes? Are the SNPs, mutations, and variations, the collections of genes, proteins, and RNAs the essence of who people are, or are they only tools that people can use to make of themselves what they will? These are the questions that drive science writer Lone Frank's new book, My Beautiful Genome — an exploration of her own biology, with the hope of gaining a deeper understanding into her social context. "This is not about biological man standing in opposition to cultural man," Frank writes.

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