Genetic Disorders

What are the chances that you'll inherit health issues from your parents? Learn the role genetics plays in certain medical conditions and how researchers are using this information.

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5-Alpha-Reductase Deficiency Affects Male Development
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What Is a Mutation?
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What Is DNA?
Chromosome, genes, and alleles
What Is an Allele?
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Are You Genetically Predisposed to Disease?
Genetic Disorder
Everything to Know About Pompe Disease
Everything to Know About Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome
Family History
Everything to Know About Autoinflammatory Diseases
Baby having temperature taken may have a periodic fever syndrome
An Overview of Periodic Fever Syndromes
imperforate anus
An Overview of Imperforate Anus
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What Should I Know About Turner Syndrome?
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Saethre Chotzen Syndrome Affects the Shape of the Skull
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X-linked Hypophosphatemia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
duodenal atresia
An Overview of Duodenal Atresia
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Goldenhar Syndrome Affects Facial Development
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Amelogenesis Imperfecta Affects Dental Enamel Development
Everything You Need To Know About Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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Understanding Fragile X Syndrome
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An Overview of Kabuki Syndrome
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An Overview of Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
What is Phelan-McDermid Syndrome?
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An Overview of Morquio Syndrome
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An Overview of Thanatophoric Dysplasia
Homeschooling Girl with Down Syndrome
An Overview of Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome
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An Overview of Cleidocranial Dysplasia
Cute boy with Down syndrome playing with dad on in home
An Overview of Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
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An Overview of Coffin-Siris Syndrome
Boy in a wheelchair with his mom
Find out How Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Developes
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Crouzon Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment
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An Overview of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome
An Overview of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
DNA Strand
These Inherited Genetic Disorders Can Cause Intellectual Disabilities
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What to Know About Methylmalonic Acidemia
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What You Should Know About Epidermolysis Bullosa
What Is Methylmalonic Acidemia With Homocystinuria?
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What is MCAD deficiency?
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HLA Typing: The Importance of Transplants Explained
Overview of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
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Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell: Looking for a Disease Cure
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What Is DiGeorge Syndrome?
X-ray of a child examining Klippel-Feil syndrome
An Overview of Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Signs and Symptoms of Oculocutaneous Albinism
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An Overview of Hyperekplexia
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An Overview of Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
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What You Need to Know About Apert Syndrome
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Genetic Testing With Whole Exome Sequencing
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An Overview of Hypoplasia Surgery
Doctor checking a child's blood pressure
What to Know about Familial Dysautonomia
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What Is Gaucher Disease?
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Tay-Sachs Disease: Causes, Diagnosis, and Prevention
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How Wolfram Syndrome May Lead to Other Complications
Light Micrograph of a Set of Normal Male Chromosomes
How to Understand Heterozygous vs. Homozygous Genes
Angelman syndrome in a young man
Discover the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Angelman Syndrome
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Understanding Urea Cycle Disorders
Pediatrician checking height of girl in examination room
What Is Williams Syndrome?
Ambulatory chemotherapy
Overview of Gaucher Disease
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An Overview of Erythropoietic Protoporphyria
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What Problems Do Inborn Errors of Metabolism Cause?
Newborn with Mom in NICU
Ins and Outs of a Rare Genetic Condition: Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia
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What Are the Risk Factors for Familial Mediterranean Fever?
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