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  • Cystic Fibrosis Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that you can test for during pregnancy. Learn about the screening’s pros and…

    Medical documents as a concept of screening during pregnancyAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. There are two main types with different symptoms. Learn more about the treatment and…

    Hands of woman who has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on skin.American Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Huntington's Disease

    What is Huntington’s disease? Huntington’s disease (also called Huntington’s chorea) is a rare genetic disorder affecting the brain. It is inherited, incurable, and fatal. It gradually kills nerve cells in the brain. Most cases of Huntington’s disease are diagnosed between the

    Normal brain compared to brain with Huntington's diseaseAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Fragile X Syndrome

    What is Fragile X syndrome? Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder usually passed on from a parent to a child at the time the child is conceived. The disorder affects a person’s learning and physical growth. It also affects behavior and being able

    Portrait of father and son outdoors.American Academy of Family Physicians Logo