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Genetics is actionable

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February 12 2020

In Allelica we’re very excited about the incredible advances that analyses of large DNA datasets are bringing to medicine.

In addition to the increasingly nuanced view of the polygenic complexity of common disease, these studies confirm that your DNA doesn’t, on its own, determine disease.

It’s usually the case that your risk of disease is modulated by a combination of multiple factors including your lifestyle, diet, general health and age. And, of course, genetics also plays a role.

We also know that modulating these non-genetic factors can lead to improvements in lifetime risk of disease.

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