Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.
Such innovative approaches could make a huge difference to the way medical research is conducted, but they do largely rely on a suitable quantity of data to operate. So it's interesting to see the launch of Canadian genomics company DNAstack recently.
It may be true that we have entered the age of personal genomics, but we have only just scratched the surface.
Your brother recently died of a rare form of cancer. You know that he had been participating in a study on the genetics of this cancer, and that as part of the study, researchers promised that they would send him his individual results.
Scientists say ancient bed-hopping has left a mark on the human genome.