Would you Want to Find out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?

A special programme looking at living with genetic disorders, featuring first person accounts from contributors to the book The Story Within.

This week’s Health Check is a special programme about living with genetic disorders. Speaking to contributors to the book The Story Within, Claudia discusses the impossibly difficult decisions that arise - whether, when and how to intervene and whether and how best to involve family members – and how life can be irrevocably changed by the discovery of a family history of genetic mutation.

To guide Claudia through the issues raised and examine the extraordinary advances being made in genetics, she is joined by Sir John Burn. He is professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University and a world authority on genetics.

(Picture: DNA autoradiogram: Autoradiograms are used for finding the base sequence of a segment of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Credit: Science Photo library)

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