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BACKGROUND: Progress in science and technology have created the capabilities and alternatives to symptom-driven medical care. Reducing premature mortality associated with age-related chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, is an urgent priority we address using advanced screening detection. METHODS: We enrolled active adults for early detection of risk for age-related chronic disease associated with premature mortality. Whole genome sequencing together with: global metabolomics, 3D/4D imaging using non-contrast whole body magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography, and 2-week cardiac monitoring were employed to detect age-related chronic diseases and risk for diseases. RESULTS: We detected previously unrecognized age-related chronic diseases requiring prompt (<30 days) medical attention in 17 (8%, 1:12) of 209 study participants, including 4 participants with early stage neoplasms (2%, 1:50). Likely mechanistic genomic findings correlating with clinical data were identified in 52 participants (25%, 1:4). More than three-quarters of participants (n=164, 78%, 3:4) had evidence of age-related chronic diseases or associated risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: Precision medicine screening using genomics with other advanced clinical data among active adults identified unsuspected disease risks for age-related chronic diseases associated with premature mortality. This technology-driven phenotype screening approach has the potential to extend healthy life among active adults through improved early detection and prevention of age-related chronic diseases. Our success provides a scalable strategy to move medical practice and discovery toward risk detection and disease modification thus achieving healthier extension of life.

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