What do we mean by inherited disease?

In medicine, “genetic” or “inherited” mean conditions that are caused primarily by changes to DNA, the blueprint for how the body grows, develops, and functions.

 If you aren't sure, feel welcome to tell us and we will have our genetics experts review the information. If you run out of room, there is a space at the end of your questionnaire to provide us with any additional information. Please include:

  • the name of the condition

  • who in the family has it and how they are related to you

  • how old they were when they first had symptoms or were diagnosed

  • their current age or the age when they passed away if they are no longer living

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