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What diseases and conditions are influenced by genes?

The following diseases and medical conditions are often associated with genetic risk:
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Mental illness
  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Kidney disease
  • Alcoholism or other substance abuse
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects, or infertility

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