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Can my health results affect my family members?

Inherited traits are passed down from parent to child generation after generation through DNA. For this reason, your health outcomes may have implications for other members of your family since diseases of genetic origin are inherited.

Therefore, if your results indicate that you present a higher risk of suffering from a particular disease or that you are a carrier of a particular pathogenic variant, it is very likely that your immediate family members will also be at increased risk. In these cases, it would be interesting for you to share the information with your family members so that they can consider genetic testing. In addition, you should be aware that the genetic variants tested in the tellmeGen test may also be transmitted to your offspring.

Among our results, the most relevant block for family health is inherited monogenic diseases. These diseases are due to a single gene, which allows for their detection with complete certainty, and facilitates their tracking through lineages.