Issues in Health
These health professionals assist families that are affected by genetic disorders.
Find out about the genetic screening that's done for nearly every baby soon after they're born.
See what happens to the leftover blood samples after they're used for newborn screening.
What are Genetic Disorders?
A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by an abnormality in an individual's DNA. Abnormalities can be as small as a single-base mutation in just one gene, or they can involve the addition or subtraction of entire chromosomes. To learn more about some specific genetic disorders, browse through the pages below.
Learn about disorders that are caused by a defect in just one gene.
Explore disorders that involve whole chromosomes or pieces of chromosomes.
Take a look at complex diseases that are influenced by both genes and the environment.