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What an absolutely fascinating excerpt! I was, at first, a little worried that it would be too dry or too over my head (it's been quite a long time since I took biology) but it proved to be both entertaining and accessible.

I especially loved the first story about how he walked in on a colleague peering at his own genome and then almost immediately identified a possible genetic cardiac issue. He explained the reasoning behind each follow-up question he asked his friend, and what his friend's answers meant. I also loved the Ferrari analogy, and I can see why he says that sticks so often in peoples' heads!

The excerpt I read was from the section on the history of genome research, but I'm particularly interested in the section about how he's applied genetic research for his cardiology patients.

I'll definitely be looking for this book when it comes out!