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Chaos of Delight – Episode 16

Charles Darwin wrote wonderful sentences, beautiful books and fabulous phrases and one of my favourite is when he describes his mind being a ‘Chaos of Delight’ after seeing many of the splendid lifeforms in a Brazilian forest.  And we have asked everyone who’s been involved in this App when they experience that ‘Chaos of Delight.’ – Robin Ince

I could have my genome read commercially for a couple of thousand pounds almost overnight.

I think it really has to be what we’ve learnt in the last ten years about the human genome and what it contributes to our makeup, and also how much we still have to learn as well in that respect. The fact that when we first sequenced the human genome it took 15 years and $3 billion and now I could have my genome read commercially for a couple of thousand pounds almost overnight is really remarkable and I think the impact that that is going to have on medicine and society over the next ten or twenty years is really quite something. 

I think it’s interesting because of what it has revealed and it’s also interesting in what it hasn’t revealed, and how increasingly the idea that nature versus nurture is an argument worth having is going away. We recognize, I think increasingly, that virtually everything is a product of both nature and nurture and I just get phenomenally excited by that.