Genotype for Health

Getting genotyped can help people make lifestyle changes, says 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on CBS This Morning. In her own experience, she says she uncovered that she was at high risk of developing breast cancer — that noting her mother had breast cancer — and, as a result, she stopping drinking socially in an effort to reduce her risk. Genotyping and getting your genome sequenced, she adds, will enable people to live healthier longer if they pay heed to the risks hidden in their genomes.

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