Genes and genetics
Genes are inherited and contain information that our cells use to control growth, development and health. Genetic changes disrupt these messages and can cause health problems. These may be present at birth or may appear later in life.
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Topic: More about genes and genetics
DNA profiling is a way of establishing identity and is used in a variety of ways.
Gene therapy is an experimental form of treatment that targets the faulty genes that cause genetic diseases.
Related parents are more likely than unrelated parents to have children with health problems or disorders.
Genetic services can help people, who are affected by or who are at risk of inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed decisions about their health care.