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Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics

Impact of Genetics on Health and Disease It is estimated that 3-7% of the general population will be diagnosed with a recognized genetic disorder. This does not include common disorders such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and psychiatric disorders. All diseases or medical conditions have a genetic component (except trauma). Understanding how variations in an... Read More

Genetic Testing, Privacy, and Healthcare

Genetic Testing, Privacy, and Healthcare

Tests for Genetic Diseases There are many different tests available for genetic diseases. Some people use direct-to-consumer testing to see whether they are at risk for certain genetic diseases. Genetic testing is also available through a genetic specialist or your primary care physician. In the medical setting, your doctor will first determine if you would... Read More

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