This interview takes us to the heart of a new age of scientific discovery. The ability to read DNA has changed how we view ourselves. Genomics is literally changing our understanding of humanity’s place in nature. Professor Dawn Field of the University of Oxford, and Dr Neil Davies, Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science take us on a dazzling ride through new fields of scientific discovery. Genomes can now be sequenced rapidly and increasingly cheaply. Currently used in crime detection, in paternity suits and to identify susceptibility to medical conditions – the potential for misuse is alarming, but it also opens up unprecedented possibilities.