science museum

Research into genetic conditions

The key to understanding, diagnosing and eventually treating many genetic conditions is to identify the genes involved. Genetic tests can help doctors make an accurate diagnosis, and help them to prescribe the best treatment. Tests can also help families affected by genetic conditions to make decisions about their lives and futures, including planning a family. Researchers also hope to develop new ways of treating serious genetic conditions when they have identified the genes involved.

Scientists at work in a genetics laboratory.
Scientists at work in a genetics laboratory.
Science & Society Picture Library

Science Museum Home Page Who am I? Science Museum Home Page