Posts tagged with ‘Genetics’

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  • How Genes Can Affect Your Health

    Our genes can increase our risk of developing diseases, but usually only in combination with environment and lifestyle choices.

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that weaken and shrink your muscles. It grows worse over time and…

  • Preconception Carrier Screenings

    Preconception carrier screening is a genetic test done before pregnancy to see if you could pass on a genetic disorder…

  • 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…

  • Neurofibromatosis

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

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects your adrenal glands, which produce hormones. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

  • 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

  • Screening in Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, genetic screenings can determine your baby’s risk for having Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and spina…