LETTER FROM SHENZHEN: THE GENE FACTORY
A Chinese firm’s bid to crack hunger, illness, evolution—and the genetics of human intelligence.
BY MICHAEL SPECTER
A well-balanced article about BGI in the New Yorker.
I am misquoted about our current ability to predict height from genomic information, despite an hour on the phone with the Harvard-educated fact checker. There is also some confusion in that paragraph concerning the correlation between height and IQ and its relevance to the broader discussion :-(
Chris Chang has the wise, last words in the article :-) Click for larger version.