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Genes determine what you inherit from your parents, from blood type and hair color to certain diseases. Changes in genes or chromosomes may cause health problems. We have hundreds of topics to answer your questions about genetic conditions. Maybe you're wondering about your baby's risk for disease or how to care for a child who has a genetic condition. Perhaps you're concerned about your own risk for a specific health problem. We can help.

Get the information you need in topics such as:

  • Genetics.
  • Genetic Test.
  • Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
  • Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis?
Health Topics
  • Acquired Von Willebrand Disease
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing
  • Apolipoprotein E-4 Genetic (DNA) Test
  • Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP)
  • Birth Defects Testing
  • Blood Transfusions for Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cataracts in Children
  • Clopidogrel and Genetic Testing
  • Clotting Factor Replacement for Hemophilia
  • Colon Cancer Genetic Testing
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Heart Defects in Children
  • COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
  • Coronary Artery Disease: Family History
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening
  • Down Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome, Ages 1 Month to 1 Year
  • Down Syndrome, Ages 1 to 5
  • Down Syndrome, Ages 13 to 21
  • Down Syndrome, Ages 5 to 13
  • Down Syndrome, Ages Birth to 1 Month
  • Down Syndrome: Grooming and Hygiene
  • Down Syndrome: Helping Your Child Avoid Social Problems
  • Down Syndrome: Helping Your Child Dress Independently
  • Down Syndrome: Helping Your Child Eat Independently
  • Down Syndrome: Helping Your Child Learn to Communicate
  • Down Syndrome: Helping Your Child Learn to Walk and Use Other Motor Skills
  • Down Syndrome: Training and Therapy for Young People
  • Familial Lipid Disorders
  • Family History and the Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer
  • Genetic Testing for Medicines
  • Genetics
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemochromatosis Genetic Screening
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia: Preventing Bleeding Episodes
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Homocystinuria
  • Huntington Disease Genetic Test
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Types
  • Independent Living for People With Disabilities
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Myths About Tourette's Disorder
  • Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • PKU Diet
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Reducing Cancer Risk When You Are BRCA-Positive
  • Sickle Cell Crisis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Aplastic Crisis
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Pain Management
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Splenic Sequestration
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Vision Problems
  • Sickle Cell Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Stem Cell Transplant for Sickle Cell Disease
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tourette Syndrome (TS)
  • Types of Hair Loss
  • Unwanted Hair in Women
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Medical Tests
  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test
  • Amniocentesis
  • At-Home Genetic Tests
  • Autoimmune Disease Tests
  • Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test
  • Cell-Free DNA Test
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  • First-Trimester Screening for Birth Defects
  • Galactosemia Test
  • Genetic Testing and Screening
  • Hemochromatosis Gene (HFE) Test
  • Hormone Inhibin A Test
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Test
  • Karyotype Test
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening Test
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) Test
  • Quad Screening for Birth Defects
  • Sickle Cell Test
  • Sweat Test
  • Tay-Sachs Test
Make a Wise Decision
  • Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis?
  • Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)?
  • Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects?
Take Action
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Your Child Cough Up Mucus

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