Predicting the Risk for Five Deadly Diseases

August 15, 2018

(Manged Care Magazine) – Scientists have created a powerful new tool to calculate a person’s inherited risks for heart disease, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and atrial fibrillation. By surveying changes in DNA at 6.6 million places in the human genome, investigators at the Broad Institute and Harvard University were able to identify many more people at risk than do the usual genetic tests, which take into account very few genes.

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