Notes from the Electronic Cottage 7/1/21: DNA Today 2

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Much of our quite amazing current technology is wonderfully positive – until is isn’t – and that includes personal DNA analysis technology. Sure it’s fun and seems harmless to spit in a tube and then be able to wow family and friends with tales of the old countries our ancestors supposedly came from. And it would be if that were the end of the story but even the Department of Defense isn’t so sure it is. Here’s why.

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.