Study To Track How People Respond To Genetic Tests

October 9, 2008

San Diego's Scripps Translational Science Institute is going to run a new study which will try to see how people respond to genetic tests, how they change lifestyles, etc.........Washington (ChattahBox) – San Diego’s Scripps Translational Science Institute is going to run a new study which will try to see how people respond to genetic tests, how they change lifestyles, etc.

Genetic tests have been proven to be quite effective for people over the age of 18.

Through a test, which can be done by taking a sample of saliva, doctors can diagnose thing ssuch as diabetes, heart attack, obesity, etc.

A study is going to be held over a 20-year period for employees and others who are a part of the Scripps Health System.

What researchers want to know, is how seriously people take these genetic tests.

Will they change their lifestyle with exercise, eating habits, smoking, etc?  Or will they ignore the testing?


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