Scripps Translational Science Institute is leading a landmark research study to see if taking part in personal genetic tests helps people lead healthier lives. The study is offering genome scans to up to 10,000 participants to identify their risk for 20 health conditions, and will then will track changes in their health and lifestyle habits after they receive their scan results. The 20-year study represents a partnership between Scripps, Navigenics, Microsoft and Affymetrix. This news story has been broadcast on TV stations nationwide, including this segment on WAVE-TV in Louisville, Ky.
See Critical Mention clip of Scripps genomic health initiative conducting study to see if DNA tests have a positive impact on behavior.