A book, website, portal and multimedia program exploring what cutting-edge technologies in personalized medicine can tell us about individual health and life -- past, present and future: genes, environment, brain and body. A joint project with the Center for Life Science Policy, University of California at Berkeley.


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Experimental Man:
What one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world
(John Wiley & Sons)
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View extensive data, information and links connected to the book by chapter or by type of data (genes, environment, brain and body)  

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This page is under construction. Meanwhile, here are some preliminary results and thoughts:

Test Yourself: How smart are you? Take this test to measure your brain age.

Article: "How Smart Are You?" Portfolio column describing brain-age tests.

Memory Scans: FMRI brain scans testing memory: powerpoint presentation for the lab of Adam Gazzaley at the University of California at San Francisco.

Much more is coming on this page: results, sources, links, and portals to labs, companies, and others around the world who have helped with the brain portion of the Experimental Man Project. Portal Links will offer more information and in some cases tests you can take.

Also look for the Experimental Man Wiki coming this fall for those who have been tested or who conduct tests and want to share.

David Gets His Full Genome Sequenced

David's Results on SNPedia: 21,556 genetic traits

Raw Genome Data

Blog: My Genome Via E-mail: Trying to understand the six billion nucleotides-all of my DNA - that just arrived in my in-box

Thanks to Complete Genomics and the Personal Genome Project

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The Experimental Man blog - hosted by MIT Technology Review.

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