Will knowing your genes change your behaviour?

时间:2017-09-17 07:00:26166网络整理admin

IF YOU discovered that your genes made you prone to obesity, would you eat dessert as usual or rush to the gym? It’s not a trick question. Whether people act on news of their genetic fate or simply ignore it is the subject of a 20-year study of 10,000 Americans. Announced last week, the study was prompted by the recent launch of a clutch of companies offering genetic tests directly to consumers. The study will be partly funded by one of these firms – Navigenics of Redwood Shores, California. Nevertheless,