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Health secretary is warned over perils of genetic screening


Matt Hancock took a commercial DNA test, which he said had told him of an increased risk of prostate cancer NEIL HALL/EPAThe health secretary has been warned against rushing to bring in genetic screening after a test found him to be at a higher risk of prostate cancer. Matt Hancock is calling for greater sharing of DNA data to boost research. Prostate cancer is treatable but the tests for it are so inaccurate that the dangers of screening outweigh the benefits. Mr Hancock, 40, recently took a commercial test looking at his genetic risk of 16 diseases. He was at below-average risk…


Source: The Times March 20, 2019 00:08 UTC



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