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Flash forward: Can screening for diseases make your life worse?

Jul 24, 2023 07:49 PM IST

Genetic screening can warn you of latent health conditions. But do you really want to know how you could die?

Would you want to know the future? How about your own future, how long you have to live, which silent killers are lurking in your own body, passed down as unreturnable gifts from your ancestors?

Chris Hemsworth learnt of his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s while filming Limitless, the series where he visits places like the Arctic, exploring ways to live longer and healthier. (DISNEY+)
Chris Hemsworth learnt of his genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s while filming Limitless, the series where he visits places like the Arctic, exploring ways to live longer and healthier. (DISNEY+)
In 2013, Angelina Jolie, who lost her mother to breast cancer, opted for a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene. (UNDP)
In 2013, Angelina Jolie, who lost her mother to breast cancer, opted for a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene. (UNDP)
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