What is an inherited genetic condition?
Many genetic conditions are inherited or passed on in families.
Our genes determine many of our characteristics. If a gene is altered or changed then it can cause a genetic condition. This is because the gene is no longer giving the correct instruction to the body.
Some genetic conditions are treatable. Therefore, an early diagnosis could make a difference to the life of an affected person.
Where can I get advice on genetic conditions?
Clinical genetics services in Birmingham have developed rapidly over the past few years. However many people are unaware about what services are available to help them.
Clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors can help individuals and families to access information related to many adult and childhood genetic conditions.
Having access to a leading edge genetics service means that families can benefit from the full range of information, expertise and services to understand whether they have or are at risk of a genetic condition.