Personal genomics tests getting more accessible – know your risks

Technology is advancing and an article in todays New Scientist made me look into the possibility of being able to get my DNA sequence mapped.

Asdie from health indicators, services such as the below listed 23andMe provide ancestry tracing and mapping to regions or similar genes from cultures around the world.

“David Kaufman of the Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC quizzed 1048 customers who had ordered genome scans from Decode Genetics of Reykjavik, Iceland, 23andMe of Mountain View, California, or Navigenics, based in Foster City, California.”

David found that a significant number of people had made lifestyle changes after learning about their genetic risks.

via Personal genomics tests prompt lifestyle changes – health – 05 November 2010 – New Scientist.


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