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Genetic disorders and birth defects

Find out everything you need to know about genetic disorders, including symptoms, treatment, causes, management and more.

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Choosing a College or University When You Have SMA
Decisions about education are challenging for everyone. But when you or a loved one is living wit...

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How Do Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Health Risk Tests Work?
In April 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F...

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What Is Precision Medicine?
Precision medicine is using everything known about a person to optimize her treatment. Watch as Heal...

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Is the Patient-Doctor Relationship Broken?
The patient-doctor relationship is stressed on both sides, says HealthMaker Francis Collins, MD, PhD...

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Caregiving for A Young Adult with SMA
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes muscles to weaken and atrophy. There are d...

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What is Tourette’s syndrome?
The neurological disorder causes involuntary vocalizations and movements known as tics.

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How to Help Others Understand the Challenges of AHP
Living with acute hepatic porphyria can be difficult especially if your friends and family don't und...

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Ask the Experts: Hereditary Angioedema Treatments
There are different ways to treat hereditary angioedema depending on a patient's age and symptoms. I...

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Will Genomics Lead to Designer Medication?
Watch as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, Eric Green, MD, discusses how he ...

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What Does Precision Medicine Mean?
In this video, Eric Green, MD, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, explains th...
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