San Diego’s Scripps Translational Science Institute will pioneer a study to assess if people undergoing genetic testing experience a change in their behavior.
The aim of the study is to analyze if the testing has any positive effects on the health by motivating them for changes in lifestyle. The changes include exercising, better eating habits and quitting smoking.
Genome scan using saliva of people, above the age of 18, is used for analysis. The analysts will study their genetic risk for more than 20 diseases including diabetes, obesity, heart diseases and some types of cancer. The researchers will find the effect of life style on these diseases.