- Diseases are no destiny which we are delivered
- Development of diseases can be prevented
- Individual risks for diseases can be genetically tested
Medical advances make it possible to detect illnesses at an earlier stage and treat them more effectively. In the conventional model, a patient present symptoms, the doctor makes a differential diagnosis and uses therapies in accordance with standard protocols. Recent years have seen great progress that allows for genetic variants to be identified that determine the course of important illnesses. Genetic tests can now be carried out as a preventive measure in order to avert the onset of illnesses to which a patient is particularly susceptible. This includes the illnesses listed below.