The genetic material in our bodies does not only determine our physical characteristics. It defines everything that makes us unique. What differentiates one person from another is the mutations that take place in their genetic materials. While these mutations make individuals unique, they also determine their predisposition to various diseases.
With the detection of DNA mutations and utilization of this genetic information in disease development risk prediction, it is possible to ensure individuals to live a healthier life. Even though a person cannot change his genetic profile; with the knowledge of these risks he can take some measures (changing life style, environmental factors, nutritional needs etc.) to lower and even eliminate his risk of developing certain diseases.