HA NOI — People suffering from hereditary diseases may benefit from a DNA-testing programme that Viet Nam plans to introduce by 2010.
The programme, implemented by the Ha Noi-based Centre for Genetic Analysis and Technologies, would include ‘DNA cards’ that help in early detection of 10 of the most common hereditary diseases, said Le Dinh Luong, the centre founder and president of the Viet Nam Genetics Society.
“Each hereditary disease is a sign of one or more errors in DNA,” said Luong. “Today’s genetics technology can find these errors in each person, and warn them of the potential that they may acquire a certain disease.”
Luong said the programme would include personal DNA cards, which would be made following medical tests on patients. These cards will include advice on treatment and how to prevent or slow down diseases.
“DNA disease detection cards could be personalised to find remedies for each disease and each person,” said Luong.
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