The Considered View

Would you like to know when you're likely to die?

It has been reported this week that the health insurance company Discovery is teaming up with Craig Venter, the man who led the first effort to sequence the genome, to offer a programme where it can examine the genes of a patient, what they are predisposed to and what they are likely to die from.

In his Considered View, Stephen Grootes looks at what this means for patients well being and lifestyle choices.


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Blood tests could predict surgery recovery time.

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