Reading your DNA fortune

By Margo White In Health

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4th December, 2012
'A little bit of spit is all it takes to start your journey,” says the website of the personal genome service 23andMe. Just send your saliva to them or one of several other DNA-analysis services around the world and you, too, can use your genome to explore your ancestry and discover what talents run in the family and what diseases you might be genetically predisposed to. But will getting your genome mapped be useful for your future health, or is it more like dabbling in fortune-telling? Scientists have learnt a lot about the human genome in a very short time and the study of genomics is ...

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