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A Guide to Genetics and Health

Does It Run in the Family?, Vol. 2


Washington (DC): Genetic Alliance; .

Genetics helps to explain: What makes you unique, or one of a kind; Why family members look alike; Why some diseases like diabetes or cancer run in families; How learning your family health history can help you stay healthy; Why you should bring your family health history to your healthcare provider.

Taking time to learn about health and diseases that run in your family is worth it! It will help you understand your own health and make healthy choices.

Genetic Alliance transforms health through genetics. We promote an environment of openness centered on the health of individuals, families, and communities. We bring together diverse stakeholders that create novel partnerships in advocacy; integrate individual, family, and community perspectives to improve health systems; and revolutionize access to information to enable translation of research into services and individualized decision making.

Funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U33 MC06836) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

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All Genetic Alliance content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Bookshelf ID: NBK115606PMID: 23304749


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