Even though a person cannot change his or her genetic profile; with the knowledge of these risks he or she can take some measures (changing life style, environmental factors, nutritional needs etc.) to lower and even eliminate his or her risk of developing certain diseases.
This test is especially recommended to individuals who have a history of early onset of breast or ovarian cancer or individuals who have relatives that have developed breast and/or ovarian cancer.
This test is expecially recommended to women who are having difficulties in losing weight after childbirth. Physicians may use the results of this test to improve or maintain thier patients' general health by providing patient specific treatments that will allow patients to reach healthy optimum weight.
Scientists can benefit from next generation sequencing technologies in carrying out various tasks; such as rapidly sequencing whole genome of an organism, examining certain desirable parts of the genome in depth, analysing genome wide methylation, performing RNA sequencing etc.
With the advent of technologies that enable researches to detect these mutations, individuals can receive personalized treatment that also encompasses lifestyle and nutrition changes and reach permanent, healthy weight.