What are genetic conditions?

Genes are the instructions for the growth and development of our bodies. A genetic condition is caused by an alteration (or change) to a gene or set of genes. Genetic conditions are the cause of many health issues seen at birth and throughout life. They can occur due to inheriting an altered gene from your parents or they can occur randomly before you are born. The severity of genetic conditions varies vastly, however many can cause significant health, developmental and intellectual issues.