Matching DNA with medical records to crack disease and aging

| November 20, 2012 |
A massive research project in California is beginning to show how genes, health habits and the environment can interact to cause diseases. And it's all possible because 100,000 people agreed to contribute some saliva in the name of science. The project's goal is to find new ways to identify people at risk before they develop problems like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This month, researchers reported on some early successes involving cholesterol and a genetic marker of aging at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in San Francisco.

A massive research project in California is beginning to show how genes, health habits and the environment can interact to cause diseases. And it’s all possible because 100,000 people agreed to contribute some saliva in the name of science.

The project’s goal is to find new ways to identify people at risk before they develop problems like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This month, researchers reported on some early successes involving cholesterol and a genetic marker of aging at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in San Francisco.

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