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dnaThe Columbus Dispatch (9/29, Hunt) reported, “Ohio State University Medical Center will offer 2,000 central Ohioans a detailed look at their own DNA and possible risks for health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.” Scientists “will sequence the DNA contained in the sample and look for markers that show a risk for heart problems, age-related blindness, diabetes and prostate, colon and skin cancers,” aiming to “see whether the information contained in a genetic screening can help people avoid potential diseases and live longer, healthier lives.” Notably, the “tests are part of a years-long national health study that OSU researchers will conduct with the New Jersey-based Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative.”

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