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Why is smoking somehow related to your genes?

I was taking a class, and there's a statistic that says children are three times likely to smoke cigarettes if their parents smoked cigarettes. At first, I thought this because...

How accurate are DNA kits like 23andMe?

I just got a 23andMe kit for Christmas and my friend is telling me that it's not really that accurate like I think. How do these companies process your DNA?

Is 23andMe accurate?

One thing that I really like about 23andMe is that they not only look at your ancestral history, they also give medical history based off of your genes. However, is 23andMe really...

Can facial birth defects be treated with oral surgery?

Is there a treatment for facial birth defects, like a cleft lip? What is the right age to start this surgery?

What conditions does gene therapy treat?

What are the various conditions that can be treated through gene therapy?

My daughter is going for genetic testing. What should I expect?

I am bringing my daughter in for genetic testing next month. What can we expect during the visit?

My son is unable to pronounce certain words properly. How can we help him?

My son is 5 years old and is unable to pronounce certain words properly like ones that begin with S and V. How can we help him?

What is the treatment for marfan syndrome?

My 2 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Can this be treated?

Can leukemia be genetic?

My brother had leukemia when he was a child, but the cancer went into remission. Now, he's 28 years old, and his wife is about to have a family history. But now her OBGYN is...

My son died of cystic fibrosis when he was a teenager. Is it possible for his brother to get it too?

My son was only 13 when he died of cystic fibrosis, and now I'm pregnant again with another boy. Is cystic fibrosis a genetic disease? Is it possible for my baby to have this...

My nephew is born with webbed hands. At what age can he do his surgery?

My nephew is a few months old and was born with webbed hands. At what age can a surgeon perform surgery on his hand?

Is there a follow-up required to the cleft lip surgery?

My baby had cleft lip surgery and though she is being treated to a large extent, it is still there. Will there be a follow-up required for the cleft lip surgery?

Is rheumatoid arthritis heriditary?

My father and grandfather both suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. What are the chances that I will also have the disease?

Is there a way to understand if my child has any genetic issue during pregnancy?

I am 4 months pregnant. My first child was born with Down's syndrome and after much reluctance, my husband and I have planned to have a second child. Can we identify if our second...

Can doctors identify congenital heart disease while the baby is in the womb?

My nephew was born with a slight heart murmur. My sister and I aren't sure how this happened, as throughout her pregnancy, her doctor said that she was very healthy. When he...

I am lactose intolerant, does it mean my child will also have this condition?

I have been lactose intolerant since birth. I am now 27 years old and I am expecting my first baby, however, I am very scared if my allergy will also pass onto my baby. Is lactose...

What deformities in the growing baby can be confirmed in an anomaly scan?

I am 5 months pregnant and I am due for my anomaly scan. I would like to know what deformities in the baby can be seen through this. Can mental and congenital defects also be...

What are the risk factors for thalassemia?

My husband's blood type is B- while I am A+, could this put our baby at risk of thalassemia?

About twin pregnancy

I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant with twins but I wasn't given ANTI-D my last miscarriage before this pregnancy and my doctor thinks that one of my twins have down syndrome. Can...

Is diabetes hereditary?

Is diabetes a hereditary disease? Both my parents had acquired the disease what are the chances that I will also be suffering from the same disease?

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