My doctor suggested genetic testing.
What do I need to know?
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How do my genes affect my health?
Your health depends on a combination of your genes, choices, and environment.
How do my genes affect my health?
What is my risk for disease?
Genetic counselors can help you understand your risk for disease and make decisions about genetic testing.
What is my risk for disease?
Resources for Teaching Genetics
Learn about genetics using videos, activities, and games.
Genes In Life Teaching Tools
I’ve been diagnosed. Now what?
There are many people that can help you plan for the future.
I’ve been diagnosed. Now what?

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Your Genes, Your Health

Your genes can be important to your health, but they are not the only factor.

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