Family Health

Nemelka Family Health Information

Many of Carl and Elizabeth’s descendants suffer from genetic disorders, including a heart defect that can result in sudden death and a bipolar disorder that can lead to devastating self-destructive behavior. Early detection can save lives, and DNA analysis services like 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and MyHeritage make it easier than ever to identify problem genes and people at risk.

We strongly encourage all family members to sign up with one of these services as soon as possible. Even if you aren’t affected, your participation will make it easier to identify and inform those who are.

More information–such as details about the condition and the best treatment options–will be posted here as it becomes available.

Some research has been conducted regarding the genetic heart problem prevalent in some members of the family. You can download a PDF document with the results of this research by clicking here.