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Genetic Disease Foundation Encourages Americans to Know Their Genes at KnowYourGenes.org in Observance of World Rare Disease Day
Date:2/28/2010

Survey finds Americans willing to undergoing genetic testing, but few taking action

(PRWEB) February 28, 2010 -- Genetic diseases affect an estimated 12 million Americans, yet according to a survey of 1,000 people conducted by the Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF), while two-thirds of those surveyed were willing to and saw the benefits of undergoing genetic testing, close to 80 percent had never talked to their physician about genetic screening – an inconsistency that can have serious implications on a person’s overall health and the health of their immediate family members.

While it is public knowledge that disease risk can be reduced by living a healthy lifestyle, few are aware of the strong role that genetics and family history play in a person’s current and future health. In fact, almost every human trait and disease has a genetic component and there are more than 6,000 known genetic disorders, from widely recognized conditions like Down syndrome, spina bifida and sickle cell anemia, to lesser-known conditions like Tay-Sachs disease and Fabry disease. Approximately 10 percent of all adults and 30 percent of children in hospitals are admitted due to genetically-related problems.1

“Genetic disorders come in all shapes and sizes and are often undiagnosed or diagnosed too late due to lack of awareness around genetic testing and its benefits,” said Dr. Robert Desnick, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Advisor to the Genetic Disease Foundation. “While many genetic disorders are not fatal, some are, and many can significantly impact your quality of life. That is why it is so important that Americans take a more proactive
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