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Learn about genetic conditions

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.




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