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Pediatric genetics studies how individual genes or groups of genes are involved in health and disease. Understanding genetic factors and genetic disorders is important in learning more about preventing birth defects, developmental disabilities, and other unique conditions among children.

Pediatric Genetics Topics

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Facts about genes and genetic disorders.

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Information and resources.

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What we’ve learned.
 

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Scientific articles.
 

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Tips and tools to collect family health history.

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Why, when, and how babies are screened.
 

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Data and statistics highlights.
 

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Key findings, screening, and family history meeting.


 

Screening for CCHDs

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Screening Newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease
Learn what primary care providers should know about newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects.

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