New Discoveries in Genome Mapping Could Make It Accessible to Everyone in the Near Future
Posted on Nov 02, 2016
Have you heard of genome mapping? Would you want to know if you were at risk for some diseases? There might be a way to find that out in the near future.
BRCA1 is a genetic defect that makes people more prone to breast and ovarian cancer. 39-year-old Dan knew it ran in his family but never wanted to get tested because he valued not knowing more than knowing something was wrong. Not knowing had one bad side to it: “Every little ache and pain would suddenly have me at the doctor, begging for detailed tests.”