South Africa’s slow steps up the DNA health helix
Leaders in the precision-medicine field say the country is lagging by up to 20 years in using genetic tests to optimise health care
South Africa is behind the world in exploiting genetic analysis — said to be the future of personalised health care — according to experts in the field who spoke to the FM.
DNA, the code of life, can give insights into people’s unique traits and susceptibility to diseases, allowing them to protect their health by changing behaviours, personalising their diets or making other lifestyle tweaks. ..
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