What’s your DNA?

Would you want to know your risk level for every disease? It may seem like a question from a futuristic science fiction world, but our technology is getting closer and closer to making this question a reality. According to medical researchers, genetic sequencing (the ability for doctors to analyze your genes through a blood test) will soon be a part of your yearly check-up.

But is this a good thing? Would you want to know if you have a higher risk of developing breast cancer even when it is possible that it would never develop? On the one hand, genetic sequencing would allow for people to be more knowledgeable about their health and take preventative measures against certain diseases. On the other hand, the news could cause an increase in stress and even in your insurance rates. It is certainly a question to think about as it is becoming closer to a real decision that you will have to make.

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