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No matter who we are or where we come from, we've all got questions regarding family.

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Thinking about kids? Fuzzy on your lineage? Unsure about what you inherited from Mom and Dad? Here are some questions we get often. 

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​How are genes passed on?

​How are genes passed on?

Learn how genes are passed on. 

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What does it mean to be a carrier for a genetic condition?

What does it mean to be a carrier for a genetic condition?

Being a carrier means your genome contains one variant, or, broken copy, of the gene for a recessive trait or condition — and one working copy. You may not know you're a carrier because the working copy compensates for the variant copy, which actually keeps you from having the trait or condition. Watch the video to learn more. 

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​How will you help my doctor use my genetic information?

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​How will you help my doctor use my genetic information?

The Veritas myGenome report is designed to assist healthcare providers to understand and use your information to help personalize health monitoring and preventive strategies for you. Our clinical team is available for consultation with your physician if there are any further questions or to assist your physician in interpreting the report results.

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Why does family history matter?

Why does family history matter?

By analyzing how certain traits or conditions show up in your family history, we gain a deeper understanding of your genetic picture. Your family's health history informs how we assess your risks, and what steps you can take to minimize these risks. 

Why choose whole genome sequencing?

We want to help you, your family and your physician make the best possible decisions across various aspects of your life. Sequencing your genome is a journey. Whole genome sequencing not only gives you a fuller picture, it provides a resource you can refer to again and again. 

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Find out your carrier status for many genetic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, x-linked conditions and many more. 

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Learn whether certain medications work better for you, or if you need to manage dosage according to your unique genetic makeup. 

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You are not alone: "As genetic counselors, we help people understand their DNA." — Rebecca Hodges, Senior Genetic Counselor

"I was nervous, but when people asked, 'Why would you want to know?' I asked, 'Why wouldn't you?'"

— Daniel, 63, San Francisco, Veritas Customer

 

"Your genes are not just about you, but what you are passing on to your kids and grandkids.”

– Kim, 60, New Hampshire, Veritas Customer

myGenome

Get the most comprehensive
genetic testing service there is.

Make more informed decisions about your health, learn about your ancestry, and much more.

“myGenome gives us the opportunity to be proactive and make decisions to optimize our lives, avoid disease, and hopefully achieve longevity.” 

– Keith A. MD, Veritas Customer

Best For

  • If you want to learn about your disease risks, drug sensitivities, and what you may pass on to your kids.
  • If you want our team to look even deeper into your cancer and cardiovascular risks, and carrier conditions.
  • If you have a complex medical history or symptoms suggestive of a genetic condition, and want to learn about possible genetic causes.