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Content Disclaimer

Most of the information on the Family Medicine Genetics Program website has been prepared by a multidisciplinary team of health care providers, including:

  • family physicians
  • genetic counsellors
  • clinical and laboratory geneticists
  • nurses
  • psychologists
  • researchers


Materials were developed through a careful review of available literature and, when appropriate, in consultation with specialists working in specific areas of medical genetics.

Currently, the website is attempting to meet the information needs of primary care providers. As a result, when choosing content and terminology for the site, we have assumed that the reader has a certain amount of medical knowledge.

Health care providers must use their own clinical judgment in addition to the information presented herein. The authors assume no responsibility or liability resulting from the use of information on this website.

All health care providers using this site are encouraged to consult local genetics clinics, medical geneticists, or specialists for clarification of questions that arise relating to specific patient problems.

Lay persons with questions regarding the appropriateness or availability of genetic testing for a specific disorder should contact their health care providers, as this site is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice for an individual medical situation.

We strive to provide accurate, timely, unbiased and up-to-date information on this site, and make every attempt to ensure the integrity of the site. However, it is possible that the information contained here may contain inaccuracies or errors for which the Family Medicine Genetics Program or its funding agencies do not assume responsibility.

In the event that any inaccuracy arises, please contact us so that it can be corrected as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the content of our site, please contact us.

This disclaimer is in in conjunction with the overall Web disclaimer for www.mtsinai.on.ca