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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.


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do you prefer family guy or south park?
     Phyllis Frosst, Ph.D.: Investigating genetic discrimination, direct to consumer marketing of genetic tests and pharmacogenomics. Difficult question. Clearly both families have some interesting genetic mutations, the kids from South Park are flat, for example, suggesting some sort of inflammatory disfunction. In the end, it depends on the episode and my mood.
Alpharetta High School in GA (9th grade student)


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