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  1. Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services can help people who are affected by, or who are at risk of, inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed choices about their healthcare...

  2. Haemophilia

    20 May 2019

    All children with severe haemophilia are given preventative treatment with infusions of blood products before they have a bleed...

  3. Von Willebrand disease

    20 May 2019

    A person with von Willebrand disease may have frequent nosebleeds, heavy menstruation or excessive bleeding from the mouth...

  4. Down syndrome

    16 May 2019

    With the support and opportunities available to them today, most people with Down syndrome are able to achieve and participate as valued members of their community...

  5. Cancer and heredity

    16 May 2019

    Latest research suggests that most cancers are caused by environmental rather than genetic factors...

  6. Genes and genetics explained

    08 May 2019

    Children inherit physical characteristics such as eye colour from their parents through their genes...

  7. Colour blindness

    03 May 2019

    People who are colourblind can't see some colours or see them differently from other people. Colour blindness is inherited, and affects more boys than girls. Out of 20 boys, it is likely that one or...

  8. Cleft palate and cleft lip

    29 Apr 2019

    Most cleft palates and cleft lips can be repaired so that appearance and speech develop normally...

  9. Cystic fibrosis (CF)

    16 Apr 2019

    When a person has cystic fibrosis, their mucus glands secrete very thick sticky mucus that clogs the tiny air passages in the lungs and traps bacteria...

  10. Porphyria

    10 Apr 2019

    Porphyria can affect the skin, nervous system, gastrointestinal system or all of these, depending on the specific type...