Almost all medical disorders occur in part because of a person's genetic predisposition or susceptibility for the condition. Even accidental injury may be viewed as genetic in an individual who has a genetic susceptibility to injury, for example thinner, more fragile bones, or other inherited variations of the skeleton or muscular system.

As scientists discover more about the genetics of human disease, new enabling technologies and genetic health care providers will help you to answer your questions and to make better informed decisions about your medical concerns. Explore our site and find out how the GeneScene Screens will benefit you. Then start your path toward genetic health care for the 21st century.

  •  Genetic Health Care Examples: Real patient stories tell how genetic health care made a difference in the lives of these patients and their families
  •  Genetic Defects, Disorders, and Diseases: A list of some of the medical problems which are caused by genetic mutations or for which genetic predispositions play an important role
  •  FAQs about Medical Genetics: Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about medical genetics, genetic counseling, and genetic health care
  •  Human Genome Project and Related News: Latest developments from the research world generated by the government sponsored and private sector Human Genome Project and the effort to uncover the medical implications of the human genetic code