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DNA The secret to a longer life?

Fans of cold-case crime TV shows will be aware of the wonders of DNA. But there’s a lot more it can be used for than tracking down criminals. For instance, knowing your unique genetic code could help you optimise your own health.

Exploring your DNA can be as quick and easy as swabbing your cheek in your own living room, so it’s no wonder home kits are so popular. In fact, around one in 20 Brits have used one, and 8% of them have done so purely to find out about their likelihood of developing certain diseases.*

‘DNA tests have been available for a while now,’ says Emma Beswick, director of Lifecode Gx. ‘And, due to advances in technology, tests are more affordable

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