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Genomics and risk

Preventing people from becoming ill benefits everyone: individuals, health services and society

To prevent, delay and minimise common conditions like heart disease and cancer, we need to know as much as possible about people’s risk of disease. Genomics and other biological information play a critical role, but generating and using health data to understand risk is no simple task. Our work addresses challenges such as the use of polygenic scores, the problem of overdiagnosis and ethical and legal issues.

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