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Genetic testing

Genetic testing can give you vital information if you're planning a family or if you, or your partner, has a genetic disorder.

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Marfan syndrome

This condition affects tissue that strengthens and stabilises joints and muscles. People with Marfan syndrome are often tall and long-limbed.

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

DMD, the commonest muscular dystrophy in kids, causes gradual loss of muscle function, affecting everyday activity. Treatment may help daily life.

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Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.

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Thalassaemia

This inherited blood disorder prevents someone from making enough healthy haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body, but it may not need treatment.

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Guide to genetic disorders

Problems with genes can cause health or development problems. Some genetic disorders affect people from birth, others develop later in life. Learn more from a trusted source.

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Worried about your memory or dementia?

You might be worried that you or a family member has dementia. Learn the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with your doctor.

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Brugada syndrome

This condition can disrupt the rhythm of your heart. It can cause palpitations, fainting or, in serious cases, cardiac arrest.

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Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome can cause development, learning and medical problems, although children with it often have well-developed language and music skills.

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Muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscle weakness. Learn more about the different types and treatment options.

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