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Genetics

14 June 2010

Unhealthy people blame genes

A survey shows that the deluge of scientific discoveries of links between specific genes and many chronic diseases provids some unhealthy people an excuse for their medical woes.

A new survey shows that the recent deluge of scientific discoveries of links between specific genes and many chronic diseases might be providing the least healthy people with something they don't need: an excuse for their medical woes.
 

O'Neill, who conducted her research while a postdoctoral student at the social and behavioral research branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the US National Institutes of Health, and colleagues reported the survey results in the June 8 online edition of the Annals of Behavioural Medicine.
 

 

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