These days, if you're interested in getting genetic testing done, it's pretty easy, either through a doctor or a company like 23andMe. But having your entire genome sequenced — and mining the raw data — is another thing altogether.
Journalist Carl Zimmer, who's been reporting on DNA sequencing and the human genome for more than 20 years, recently did just that.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Zimmer, a national correspondent at the health and medicine publication STAT, about what he's learned from the scientists who've been exploring his genome sequence.
This segment aired on July 13, 2016.