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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could get tested for genetic defects/diseases?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: you have to voice your concerns about what disorders you are concerned about. Many physicians test for genetic diseases as part of their specialties. If they can not understand a clinical finding, they can refer to genetic experts in the field.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics 17 years experience
No one name: There is no one defect/name that causes non-inherited genetic diseases. One example is a "de novo" genetic disease. This happens in many disorders in which the mutation or a deletion of a gene (or genes) happens for the first time in the child and is not present in either parent. Thus it was not inherited from parent. But this child could pass it on and it would be inherited in his/her children.
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Can you tell me some incurable genetic diseases ?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 52 years experience
Incurable: There are many incurable conditions but most are not common. Please let me know why you are asking that question and I will try and give you some advice. In those families with incurable genetic diseases there is always concern and that is hard to control. That said, one of my nephews was in that position some years ago but survived. He is now well and the proud father of five kids.
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