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Gene Mapping is Getting Cheaper and Faster

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Gene mapping is getting faster and cheaper.

But researchers at Johns Hopkins University are warning that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not predict your health.

Doctors say lifestyle and environment influences many common diseases.

They also point out, cancer typically does not result from inherited genes, but from mutations that can form anytime.