Estonia will screen nearly one-tenth of its population's DNA in a controversial move to assess their disease risk
Estonia will screen nearly one-tenth of its population's DNA in a controversial move to assess their disease risk.
Some 100,000 of the country's 1.3 million residents will provide blood samples to determine their genetic information in a programme funded by the state.
The aim of the project is to provide lifestyle advice or preventative measures to reduce at-risk people's likelihoods of becoming ill.
Yet, critics argue the programme could cause unnecessary anxiety.
In the UK and Ireland, biobanks store donated DNA samples, which are usually collected for medical research.
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