One proposed benefit of having genomic health information is that if people will be motivated to engage in better health practices like modifying their diet or undergoing screenings like colonoscopies and mammograms if they have a better understanding of their risk of disease . However, research on individuals' behaviors after having testing seem to indicate that genetic test results don't actually motivate change.
Read more at The Globe and Mail.
Course instructors, Beth and Rachel will share interesting articles about genetics, genomics and precision medicine that are in the news. Feel free to email them if you've come across an interesting article you'd like to share with other learners!