Genomics and Precision Health Topics

Genomics and family health history play a role in many diseases such as cancer and heart disease. These diseases are partly the result of how your genes interact with your behaviors, such as your diet and physical activity, the environment, and other social factors. The following information pages provide the latest information on common diseases and other health related topics developed by our office and other CDC programs.  For more information on genomics and precision health, search our Public Health Genomics and Precision Health Knowledge Base for continuously updated information on specific diseases and health topics.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Breast & Ovarian Cancer
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Cancer Genomics Program
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Cancer Registries
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Colorectal Cancer
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Cystic Fibrosis
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Learn more about Genetics and Genomics on National DNA Day, April 25!  written on a Chalk Board
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Down Syndrome
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Family Health History
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Folic Acid
Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Genetics 101
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Genetic Counseling
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Genetic Testing
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Genetic Testing Reference Materials
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Health Equity
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Heart Disease
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Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Mendelian Randomization
Mendelian Randomization
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Muscular Dystrophy
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Newborn Screening
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Pathogen Genomics
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Polygenic risk scores for a disease for different people in a population. Each circle represents a person. Those with higher scores (red) are more likely to get the disease and those with lower scores (yellow) are less likely to get the disease. Most people will fall somewhere in the middle (orange).
Polygenic Risk Scores
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Precision Health
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Primary Immunodeficiency
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Public Health Genomics Toolkit
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Real Stories
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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
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Sickle Cell Disease
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von Willebrand Disease
Page last reviewed: February 10, 2022