April 16, 2012
Few diseases have strong enough genetic components to make sequencing a solid way to assess individual risk
By Katherine Harmon | Monday, April 2, 2012
A $1,000 genome sequence is close to being available. What will your sequence tell you about your actual risk for certain diseases?
Many companies advertise a laundry list of disease risks associated with your genes. But your genome is unlikely to reveal whether or not you will actually get one of these conditions, according to a study published online April 2 in Science Translational Medicine.