Genomics and Health
Use this page as a handy resource for more information about disease, genetics, and family history, updated on a regular basis.
Diseases, Genetics, and Family History
Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Ovarian cancer is less common.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States.
Hemochromatosis is an iron storage disorder that can cause the body to absorb too much iron from foods and other sources, such as vitamins with iron.
Mental disorders are real, disabling health conditions that have an immense impact on individuals and families in the United States and internationally.
Obesity is a major health hazard worldwide and is associated with several relatively common diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and some cancers.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States.