Genetic Disorders

What are genetic disorders?

Genetic disorders is a category of diseases that includes certain types of birth defects, chronic diseases, developmental problems and sensory deficits that are inherited from one or both parents.

Birth defects

Chronic diseases

Developmental problems

Sensory Deficits

Some of the symptoms can be the same as those for conditions that are not inherited, Features can appear at birth (congenital heart disease or cleft lip or palate) or during the course of childhood (developmental delays or learning problems). Diagnosis may involve a physical exam or targeted genetic testing

How we care for genetic disorders

The Division of Genetics and Genomics works closely with the Genetics Division's research laboratories to develop scientific findings into new treatments and cures for your child. Home to world's only center studying rare "orphan" diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the country, we are poised to become the richest database of genetic and clinical pediatric data in the world.