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Genetic conditions

Genetic conditions are caused by the inheritance of DNA variants that cause a change in one of the genes affecting the way the body works or develops. There are over 5000 different genetic conditions, which together affect over two million people in the UK. Some, like cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell disease, cause serious health problems for those who inherit them. Doctors can now offer tests for many genetic conditions.

Scientists have identified the genes involved in many genetic conditions.
Scientists have identified the genes involved in many genetic conditions.
The CF Trust/UK Haemophilia Society/ The Neurofibromatosis Association/Anna Bailey

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