Genetics


Accurate information on genetics can help families and individuals at risk to understand and deal with the decisions they must make.

The following Information is available:

Genetic counselling and family planning
Information about genetic counselling, what happens and how to prepare for your appointment. Family planning options for couples that find out that they are at risk of passing on a genetic condition are covered including prenatal testing and IVF with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY GENETICS AND TESTING – a comprehensive booklet in pdf format.
Information to help you make an informed choice. Topics include: Genetic counselling, definitions of commonly used genetic terminology and types of inheritance. The following neuromuscular disorders are covered in more detail: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Becker muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), myotonic dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and spinal muscular atrophy.

Further information
- Factsheets on individual neuromuscular disorders, which include information on inheritance, can be found on the MDA website (‘Disorders’ tab at the top of the page)



 


 

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