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Dr. Keith Vaux

Clinical Genetics
La Jolla, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

UC San Diego Department of Medicine

La Jolla, CA

Address

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA
Directions

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Clinical Genetics

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
General answer: Genetics is a term that refers to the study of genes and their role in inheritance – the way certain traits are passed down from one generation to ano... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Small risk: If there is an increased risk for birth defects with opioid use in pregnancy, it is likely to be small. Some studies have suggested that opioid exposu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Size: Chromosomes are the large packages containing the genes, usually changes in the genes are called mutations and changes in the chromosomes are copy num... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Genetic counselor: My suggestion is to contact your physician and ask to see a genetic counselor or a clinical geneticist
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Many types: There are many different types, for example, the most common type is achondroplasia which is on the short arm of chromosome 4.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Certainly: The most accurate information is available here: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia There are clinics in various ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
More Information: There are several good web references. I'm not sure about your question. Take a look at http://www.klinefeltersyndrome.org
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
No features: Phenotype means physical or behavioral features versus the genotype which is in the genes. Phenotype negative means there are no physical or behavior... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Genetic condition: Caused by gene changes in FGFR2 mutations which produce fibroblast growth factor receptors which control growth. Characterized by early fusion of the... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 28 years experience
Directly above nose: an area above the nose, in the middle of the forehead, that sticks out beyond the forehead. Please post a photo for more details.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vaux is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vaux is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center San Diego
Completed 1997
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