While the promise of genomic research may one day eliminate inherited genetic mutations, provide revolutionary cures to dreaded diseases and usher in an era of highly personalized health care, there's a flip side: As science closes in on deciphering the very blueprint of life, critics fear unprecedented legal and ethical concerns.
Should we be manipulating human evolution? Have we seen an end to privacy? Will we create a new era of discrimination?
In this interactive, The Globe and Mail investigates the promises and the risks of baring your genetic soul for science.