DNA, Mutations, and Blood Relatives

I created this infographic for My Faulty Gene, a nonprofit organization. My Faulty Gene "provides information and assistance to underserved, uninsured, and underinsured individuals whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation."

So many people seem to struggle with genetics. They just don't seem to understand that our DNA connects us to so many people -- and diseases. Sometimes I get confused looks when I try to explain about the BRCA2 germline mutation in my late wife's family and how so many in her family are affected by the exact same variant. That's why I created this.

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