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For Patients and Families

For Patients and Families

Genetic conditions can be difficult to understand and raise many questions for you and your family. Our resources will help you find detailed information about genetic disorders, the new science of pharmacogenomics, and tools to create your own family health history.

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Polygenic risk scores

Going beyond family health history

Health FAQs

Our experts have developed a list of frequently asked questions about the genome and how it relates to your health.

Family Health History

Your family's health history can help you discover your genetic heritage and risks, and guide you in making healthy lifestyle choices. Use these interactive tools to build your own family health history.

For Health Professionals

NHGRI is committed to providing health professionals with reliable, up-to-date information on the rapidly expanding field of genomics.


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Last updated: September 11, 2023