Welcome to Heartland Genetics

Welcome! The Heartland Regional Genetics Network is a group of genetics and newborn screening providers, researchers, industry representatives, public officials, and advocates from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

This website provides information and resources to professionals, families, and collaborators to facilitate communication and work within the Network. Heartland welcomes you to use the resources contained in this site and invites your participation.

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is "Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World." The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar: www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-decembe...

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to promote awareness about disability issues and how to support these individuals. This year the United Nations theme is Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: the Role of Innovation in Fueling an Accessible and Equitable World. The United Nations is holding a webinar on December 5, 2022 in observance of this day. Click the link for more information and/or to register for the webinar:  https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-idpd-3-december-2022.html

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Collecting a family health history is a key step in better understanding future health risks. Follow these four steps to get started today. You can find more information about the importance of a family health history and how to act on it on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/genomics/famhistory/knowing_not_enough.htm

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Let's talk about genetic counseling myths and facts!

Anyone with a genetic condition, along with anyone who thinks they may be a carrier, or has a family history of genetic disease, can benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor. During your session, you'll learn if genetic testing is right for you. Testing can identify a genetic change you may carry and have a chance of passing on to your children, as well as potential management and treatments. Learn more about genetic services and how to find a clinic at www.heartlandcollaborative.org/for-families/genetics-services/

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Lets talk about genetic counseling myths and facts!
 
Anyone with a genetic condition, along with anyone who thinks they may be a carrier, or has a family history of genetic disease, can benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor. During your session, youll learn if genetic testing is right for you. Testing can identify a genetic change you may carry and have a chance of passing on to your children, as well as potential management and treatments. Learn more about genetic services and how to find a clinic at https://www.heartlandcollaborative.org/for-families/genetics-services/ 

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Our Videos

We offer a collection of genetic testing related videos in Spanish and Marshallese, with and without English subtitles.  These videos educate and prepare families by providing resources to help them navigate their unique genetic testing journey. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications when new videos are available.