Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Dec 12 2012
A Lie Detector for Smoking
Research shows that smoking leaves “genetic tags” in the blood of the DNA, that are only erased after the habit has subsided. However, the DNA is never quite the same.
James Flanagan states, “This research may help to build a test that will be able to look at a person’s epigenetic information at the molecular level and measure in great detail the added risk of cancer from exposures such as smoking.”
Interestingly enough, these tags connect almost directly with cancer patients. Flanagan is also hopeful for the future, considering these tags can help identify alcohol consumption, etc, without the inaccuracies of surveys and questionaries.
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