It’s important to understand that direct-to-consumer testing services like 23andMe and others look at only a small number of variants for each condition. For BRCA1 and BRCA2, that number can be as low as only 3 variants when thousands more have been identified.
Because it’s never too early or too late to ensure we’re on the right path with our health, we’re using the Healthy Aging Month campaign to take a look at the important benefits of proactive genetic testing.
Huntington’s disease is caused by expansion of the CAG repeat in the Huntington (HTT) gene, which is one of more than 20 tandem repeat expansions analyzed by the Genomic Unity™ test.
There are a number of neuropathies that are genetic in origin. They may be inherited in an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or X-linked manor. They may also arise de novo.
A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder specifies that the patient meets behavioral criteria that define and describe the disorder, but doesn’t specify why. Genetic testing can help identify the molecular cause in 20-25% of children with autism spectrum disorder.
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