Your body is made up of cells, and inside each cell is your DNA—the molecules that tell your body how to grow and function. It’s this DNA that determines things like the color of your hair, or whether you get freckles.
Sometimes these genetic variations can increase your risk for certain diseases or health conditions. In other cases, these variations don’t affect you directly, but could affect your children.
With genetic testing, you can discover your risks and give yourself time to prevent, mitigate, or manage them.