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DNA testing to prevent gum disease

By June 27, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

A new study that will attempt to use DNA to detect and predict the risk of gum disease has been commissioned in the USA.

The breakthrough research, to be conducted by the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, alongside a third-party health company, will take place over the course of one year and collect genetic information from around 4,000 people.

Should positive results arise from the test, they could prove very important for the preventative care in fighting serious oral health complications.

The issue of DNA testing has proved controversial in the UK in recent years. Tests now exist that can detect common disorders such as diabetes and heart disease, but may people fear discrimination by insurance companies…read more

 

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