Knowing their genetic information could help people improve their lives and, possibly, avoid preventable deaths, writes 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki in the Guardian's Comment Is Free section. While she acknowledges that it will take years for researchers to uncover what all the billions of bases in the human genome do, she says that enough is currently known to help some people.

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