Friday July 3, 2020

The genetic frontier

Humans have always been at the mercy of their genes, but new developments in preventative medicine are changing the way we live - and die, writes Aoife Kavanagh.

15th June, 2013
DNA can be examined to predict the likelihood of future illnesses. Photo: Martin McCarthy/Getty

Humans have always been at the mercy of their genes, but medical and technological advances mean that new possibilities in preventative medicine are changing the way we live - and die. Aoife Kavanagh reports.

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Imagine a future where the extraordinary advances in medical genetics already realised in recent years are fully embraced. Where, from our very earliest days, each one of us will have access to a genetic file detailing the myriad medical conditions we...

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