Pediatric Genetics

Most of the children are born healthy with birth defects or any other medical problems. But in some cases children are born with differences in their brain development, structure of body, or body chemistry that can lead to problems with health , development, their performance and social interaction. Children inherit half of their genetic information from their mother and the other half from their father. Genes, alone or in combination, determine what features a person inherits from his or her parents. Pediatric geneticists comprise the medical care to children of all ages from birth to adolescence. Tests are conducted on all infants regardless of whether or not they appear healthy, since many defects are not visible at birth.

Hereditary conditions
Tetratogens
Single gene defects
Multifactoral conditions
Chromosome abnormalities