Pediatric Genetics

Health care that focuses on genetic conditions in children of all ages is known as pediatric medical genetics. The biological instructions for life are contained in genes. They contribute to our characteristics and health aspects. Each person has their own genetic code. We are unique as a result of this genetic variation.

Variants that occur during the formation of the reproductive cells are one example of the many different mechanisms by which genetic variation can occur. Variation can be neutral, beneficial, or detrimental. These variations can result in population diversity and the emergence of novel traits, which may enhance survival, health, and function or disrupt normal function and make people more susceptible to disease.

A child gets half of their genes from each parent at random, and most kids grow up healthy. However, our children may inherit an unfavorable combination of these variants or acquire new mutations that cause them to have physical differences like birth defects, medical conditions, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, or characteristics that other members of their family may also have. If a Child has a genetic condition, then they can confirm by having genetic testing done by a Genome Medical clinical geneticist or certified genetic counselor. Pediatric medical genetics specialists can provide with medical recommendations to make informed decisions regarding the child's health if the child has been diagnosed with a genetic condition.

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