Can my health results affect my family members?
Inherited traits are passed on from parent to child through DNA. Because of this, your health outcomes may have implications for other members of your family since diseases of genetic origin are inherited.
Therefore, if your results indicate that you are at increased risk for a particular disease or that you are a carrier of a particular pathogenic variant, it is very likely that your most immediate family members will also be at increased risk. In these cases, it would be interesting for you to share the information with your family members so that they can consider genetic testing. In addition, you should be aware that the genetic variants tested in the tellmeGen test may also be passed on to your offspring.