Chromosomes are structures in cells that hold genes. When part of a chromosome is missing, duplicated or formed incorrectly, this is called a chromosome abnormality. Chromosome abnormalities can cause a range of health conditions. Some of the most common chromosome abnormalities include Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, trisomy 13 or trisomy 18.
Chromosome abnormalities are not always inherited. They can be the result of a DNA error in the sperm or egg. Children born with these conditions may be too small at birth and have different physical appearances, such as abnormally shaped facial features.
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A national leader in precision medicine. As leaders in precision medicine, we have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of 10 sites in the country to participate in the All of Us Research Program. This program finds new ways to deliver personalized care by considering your particular lifestyle, health conditions, and genetics. As one of our patients, you can help change the future of health care and precision medicine, helping future generations receive the specialized care they need.
Innovative treatment designed for you. Using advanced genetic tests, our genetics experts identify the exact cause of your child's condition and can refer your family to the right expert specialist for their needs. This means your child gets more treatment options designed just for them.