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Can a genetic test predict degenerative developmental disabilities?

Although the cause for many degenerative developmental disorders is unknown, some are caused by genetic mutations. In these cases, a person's risk may be able to be assessed using genetic testing. Genetic testing can be accomplished through a blood test.

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Should I ask a doctor about degenerative developmental disability symptoms?
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How do medications treat degenerative developmental disabilities?
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Most forms of degenerative developmental disabilities cannot be treated by medications.  However, if...
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Do degenerative developmental disabilities run in families?
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What are the symptoms of degenerative developmental disabilities?
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