Genetic Predilection may Cause Lifestyle Changes

by Rajashri on  October 21, 2008 at 2:28 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
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 Genetic Predilection may Cause Lifestyle Changes
A new research project to find out how people will react upon being told that they are genetically susceptible to a particular condition, such as obesity, has been undertaken by US scientists.

The 20-year-study of 10,000 people is aimed at watching whether people will change their lifestyles after knowing about their genetic fate or simply ignore it.

The researchers behind the study, announced last week, have revealed that it was prompted by the recent launch of a number of companies that are offering genetic tests directly to consumers.

Eric Topol of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego, California, has revealed that independent scientists will be associated witht eh study.

"We have complete, independent control of the database and all publications derived from the study," New Scientist magazine quoted Topol as saying.

Source: ANI
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