- Alex Van Dijk
- Cambridge, Uk
- United Kingdom
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Would you get your genome tested to ascertain whether you have an increased risk of genetic disease?
In recent times it has become possible to get your genome screened at a reasonable cost (I am thinking of companies like 23andme etc) for a variety of known mutations that contribute to a variety of genetic ailments.
Would you want to know?
What are the advantages of screening for the individual and their family? How about disadvantages?
If people start doing DIY screening, would this have an effect on national healthcare provision? Would we need more genetic counsellors etc.?