Misha Angrist

Position/Organization: Assistant Professor of the Practice, Duke University Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy

After completing a postdoc in genetics and an MFA in creative writing, Misha Angrist worked as a science editor at Duke University for five years. Since 2008 he has been Assistant Professor in Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and a Visiting Lecturer at the Sanford School of Public Policy. In 2007 he became the fourth subject in Harvard geneticist George Church's Personal Genome Project and committed to make his genetic and health information public. In 2009 he had his complete genome sequenced. His narrative nonfiction book about these experiences, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics, will be published in November 2010 by HarperCollins.