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PODCAST: Q&A with Daniel Navon, author of Mobilizing Mutations

Mobilizing Mutations: Human Genetics in the Age of Patient Advocacy

Daniel Navon
University of Chicago Press
384 pp.
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As our understanding of the idiosyncrasies of the human genome increases, so too does our ability to define and refine human disease categories. But what does this mean in terms of how we think about individuals who live with “abnormal” genomes? This week on the Science podcast, Daniel Navon reveals how “genomic designations” became rallying points for patient advocacy and how genetic testing is redefining what it means to be human.

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To hear the rest of the show, visit the Science podcast page.

About the author

Dr. Sanford is a freelance science communicator and host of the podcast, “This Week in Science.”