Scientist Sequences Own Genome to Predict Health Risks

by Rajshri on  May 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Scientist Sequences Own Genome  to  Predict Health Risks
The world's first person to have all his DNA screened for unknown disease risk factors is a "human guinea pig" boffin.

Professor Stephen Quake, an American scientist, subjected himself to the test.

His test results revealed heightened risks of heart disease, cardiac arrest, diabetes and prostate cancer, as well as information about likely responses to certain medicines, reports The Daily Express.

Quake said: "We're at the dawn of a new age of genomics. Information like this will enable doctors to deliver personalised health care like never before."

Quake, from Stanford University School of Medicine, came in the limelight last year when he used new technology to sequence his own genome, or genetic code, for less than 50,000 US dollars.

The new study, published in The Lancet medical journal, used Quake's personal genetic data to make predictions about the fate of his health.

Source: ANI

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