Education

How Genes Work

What are proteins and what do they do?  Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. 

Testing

Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins.

Mutations/Disorders

A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people.

Newborn Screening

A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people.

Precision Medicine

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention