• Question: why cant genetic test predict certain diseases example type two diabetes

    Asked by Michelle.B to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Remsha Afzal answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Excellent question! Type II diabetes is a complex disorder which means there isn’t just one or a few genes controlling its development but a MIX of genes AND lifestyle factors like your diet! So its very hard to pin it down because what will you be looking for when doing a gene test? Different people can get it because of different reasons 🙂