Umm … not much? Well, I’m not sure, but am having fun exploring this question … after spending some years as a genetic scientist (my street cred) studying molecular biology, evolution and the development of the human attention system (my publications) before I became a stay-at-home dad raising my two children & writing for fun. Since most of your genome sequence has very little medically predictive value at the moment, I’ve taken a more personal and light-hearted view of its utility … acknowledging that our genome is mostly junk and makes only a partial contribution to the development of our hopelessly irrational, skewed, biased, tangled & cloudy minds.
So, I guess, what I’ve been “doing” with my genome information, is just using it as a starting point … to help me listen more carefully to my thoughts and feelings, to explore my brain structure, physiology and cognitive biases … all within the context of my developmental, familial and evolutionary history. Read more, and you’ll find some personal musings on genetics, epigenetics, evolution, brain biology, developmental psychology, mental health, mind-body science and inward-looking practices such as yoga and meditation. Science … self-awareness … self-acceptance … a lot of silliness … just n=1 dude gettin’ to know himself.
My gnarly lookin’ brain