Full DNA Rundown Can Predict Future Health

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Commentator David Ewing Duncan has become the first human to be screened for almost all known genetic disorders. A biotech company trying out its new genetic testing kits, put David through a day's worth of examinations, charting most of his DNA maladies. While some critics are suspicious of the new procedures and others worry about a future of genetic discrimination, David found that he might fend of a number of diseases despite his DNA's predisposition toward a range of illnesses.



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