The latest weapon here utilizes the advances in the understanding of the human genome.
Thanks to companies like Navigenics for $US 2,500 and a sample of your spit you can get a full, personal DNA analysis.
So you have your personal DNA, but what can you do with it? While science is working on reading the codes to work out the mapping to health risks and diseases, it’s still a way off from actually having enough knowledge to get in there and eliminate them all together. But you can do a lot with some advance warning; as Navigenics says in it’s advice to Doctors:
Depending on the condition, these can include watching for early signs; taking advantage of further screening tests; and taking steps to prevent, delay or minimize the condition.