Monthly Archives: February 2011

How I Die

A few weeks ago, I got my DNA test results from 23andMe. They analyze approximately one million SNPs from your DNA and store the results in a database. They match your DNA to scores of known disease risks, and deduce several other things from your genes. In addition to the many things they test for, […]

Ugly Celebration

It was early evening as I walked along Champs-Élysées. The streets of Paris were strangely empty. I vaguely remembered that the World Cup finals were taking place in Paris that week, but had no idea that the final match was finishing right at that moment. Before I reached the Arc de Triomphe, hundreds of thousands […]