Genetic Testing

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Genetic Testing

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Everything you need to know about genetic testing and personalized medicine

Your cells contain chromosomes made up of chemical strands called DNA, which carry genetic information. Those genes are recipes for proteins that give you the wide variety of traits that make you who you are: from the curl of your hair to the texture of your earwax to the color of your eyes.

Genetic tests look for changes or mutations in your DNA. They can tell you whether you have a genetic condition or are at risk of developing a disease.

Tests for specific genetic conditions have long been available from health care professionals. For example, a doctor might test for mutations in genes called BRCA-1 and BRCA-2, which are linked…

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