[Science] Thousands of people in Finland to receive genetic health predictions – AI

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[Science] Thousands of people in Finland to receive genetic health predictions – AI


Will genetic data inspire healthy lifestyle changes in Finland?Tessa Bunney/In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty By Adam VaughanThousands of people in Finland will soon find out their genetic risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, in a national bid to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. Many countries are beginning to dabble with using genetic data to predict citizens’ chances of developing diseases, but Finland an international leader, forging ahead with one of the largest ever trials of this kind. This has involved sequencing the genomes of around 3400 volunteers and analysing these in search of …