You may not be able to change your genes, but information from one’s DNA can actually help protect a person from certain diseases.
Recent studies have found an association between genetic traits and poor health, but one does not definitively lead to the other.[slideshow:82376]
Have you ever wondered why some people have bad temper or high tolerance to alcohol and pain? Their DNA may have something to do with it.
While obesity and poor life choices can lead to heart disease, people with short legs and long upper bodies can be prone to ticker troubles. In addition, you may not like having chunky thighs but they could be protecting you against premature death.