Cedars-Sinai has become one of the leading medical centers in the world in applying the discoveries of human genetics to medical practice to prevent or manage inherited conditions, to provide prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders or birth defects and to research the causes and potential treatments of birth defects and genetic disorders.
With the explosion of information made available by the Human Genome Project, physicians and researchers at Cedars-Sinai are at the forefront of bringing their knowledge of the genetic components of disease and developmental disorders to pediatric and adult patients in a compassionate, patient-oriented environment.
The Medical Genetics Institute at Cedars-Sinai provides the full range of genetic screening, diagnosis and treatment services, as well as extensive research programs into genetic diseases. The Institute is a multidisciplinary outpatient center providing the West Coast's most comprehensive services in the diagnosis, prevention and management of all forms of hereditary disorders and birth defects affecting fetuses, newborns, children, adolescents and adults. We also provide inpatient consultations.
Lysosomal Storage Disease Program
Lysosomes act as the "recycling center" of each cell, breaking down unwanted material into simple products for the cell to use to build new material. The lack of certain enzymes causes a buildup of the substances and deposits accumulate in many cells of the body.Read More
Cedars-Sinai offers genetic counseling services to those at risk of genetic disease or disorders. Genetics counselors are trained to provide counseling and risk assessment, and are healthcare providers with specialized graduate degress and expertise in these areas.Read More