Killer in Me

Director: ITV
Year: 2007
Country: UK
Duration: 60 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Genetics, Documentary

This film followed four celebrities who were offered genetic screening tests to discover their risks of serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's. A person's genes and lifestyle are both crucial when it comes to disease but up until recently the genes were shrouded in mystery. A new test now enables the individual to discover their genetic risk of disease and to do something about it. For the celebrities this is an opportunity to look into the future, opening a window not just on their lives but potentially their deaths. But just how much knowledge can they handle? (Aired ITV, Thursday 8 November 2007 21:00)

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