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Conditions such as heart disease and diabetes run in families. Even so, not everyone in such families will develop the disease
Why is this? What puts some people at high risk for certain diseases, while others in the same family have a low risk?
In part, the answer lies in a person’s genes. We know that genes influence the chance for developing almost any disease.
By talking to your family, you can find out what diseases run in your family. In this section you will find ways to help you collect your own family history. You will also find information about the genetics of some common health problems and links to other web information.
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The Genomedical Connection offers a number of education programs in the community. Click on News & Events for upcoming educational programs or how to schedule an educational event for your organization, family reunion, or club.