Background

The sequencing of the first human genome came about in part through quantum leaps in information technology, and now members of the general public can access information about their own genes, and potentially the risk of developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Cystic Fibrosis through genomic testing. Jonathan decides to investigate this controversial topic by looking at his own genome to find out what these kinds of tests might reveal about his potential future health and discusses some of the psychological implications of finding out this kind of information for both him and his family.