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Life-saving tests make people think they will die

作者:贝附    发布时间:2019-03-07 06:11:10    

By Claire Ainsworth INSTEAD of helping people avoid illness, knowing the results of genetic tests could make things worse. One of the first benefits of the human genome should be a host of genetic tests that reveal how likely you are to get, say, cancer or heart disease. But the popular misconception that our destinies are written in our genes means that such potentially life-saving tests could backfire, says Theresa Marteau, a psychologist at Guy’s,

 

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