Lower your cancer risk by controlling these factors

Although our genes do have an effect on the development of cancer, this disease is more often than not due to external factors like lifestyle choices, pollution, infectious agents and radiation exposure. — Filepic

American biotechnologist Dr Craig Venter highlighted the complexity of human biology after sequencing his own genome.

He emphasised that while genes provide useful information about disease risk, they have limited impact on life outcomes, compared to the intricate interplay of proteins, cells and environmental factors.

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