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    Abstract This paper reviews albinism as a genetic disease and the effects it has on people born albino, as well as societies views. It also examines the work that scientists have done, and are currently doing to advance closer to understanding the disease and a cure. Albinism is a genetic disease that occurs when one of several genetic defects makes the body either unable to, or distribute melanin. This is normally set off by a mutation in one’s DNA that then causes a variety of symptoms. People

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    Cancer Genetic Disease

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    Cancer as a Genetic Disease (Group 49) Genetic Causes of Cancer By Brendan McDonnell (14363221) Gene Mutations Cancer is caused by certain alterations to the genes that regulate the way in which cells function, particularly in terms of growth and division. These alterations include mutations in the DNA that make up genes. Mutations are unusual changes in the DNA of a gene.DNA is made up of building blocks called 'bases' and it is the order of these bases that determines each individual gene and its

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    Lupus: A Genetic Disease

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    a life-threatening issues involving the heart, kidneys, lungs and other vital organs. Lupus is disease in which the immune system fights against the body. The immune system is designed to fight against unwanted organisms and bacteria but does not attack its own body tissues. Lupus is a genetic disease that is inherited. There is no cause of the disease but is linked to genes and chromosomes. The disease can be triggered due to environmental factors. Such as: smoking, stress, infection, medication

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    thousands of different genetic diseases that affect millions of people in our own nation and across the globe. Many of these diseases can be difficult to diagnose, having spectrums of different symptoms and characterizations, while some are relatively mild in their effects. One disease affecting around 50,000 people in the United States alone is called epidermolysis. This debilitating genetic disorder affects the epidermis, or skin, of those diagnosed. Although this disease was written about in

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    Genetic Disease: Albinism

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    Genetics Diseases Paper: Albinism Many people every year find out that they have some sort of genetic disease. Genetic diseases affect an estimated 12 million people and their families. According to Mayo Clinic Staff: Albinism, among all the genetic diseases one of the most uncommon is Albinism, which has less than 20,000 cases in the U.S. per year. Albinism is an inherited disorder that produces little or no pigment due to no melanin. This is one of the genetic diseases that can be self diagnosed

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    Langford Abstract This essay will address the genetic disease called Achondroplasia. The disease will be defined, explain how the disease functions and will also how it feels to live with the disease. It will also address whether the disease is inherited by the parents, or if it is a chromosomal error. Finally, this paper will conclude by providing miscellaneous facts about Achondroplasia that are, or may appear, to be fun. The name of the genetic disease is Achondroplasia. Achondroplasia was first

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    There are around 6,000 known genetic disorders (Genetic Disease Foundation). The symptoms of these disorders range from memory loss to blindness, physical abnormalities and more. A process known as gene editing was created in an attempt to do away with genetic disorders. Gene editing was named “Science Magazine 's Breakthrough of the Year 2015” due to its ease and high accessibility (ScienceDirect). It works by using CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) and Cas9 to make

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    classify genetic diseases. They are single gene disorders, chromosome disorders, and multifactorial disorder or complex disease. Each of these categories are different with and affect people in certain ways. Single gene disorders, also called Mendelian disorders, are caused by a modification that occurs in one specific gene. An autosomal dominant defect occurs when there is an altered gene and a healthy gene that are inherited. An example of this type of defect would be Huntington’s disease, an individual

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    Achondroplasia Achondroplasia can be known as dwarfism which is a genetic disease which shows of a disorder in height and bone growth . Achondroplasia is a genetic disease is a cause of Dwarfism. It occurs as a mutation is 80% of cases. It may be inherited autosomal dominant. People with Achondroplasia have a short stature. Identified by an adult 4”10 or under. Achondroplasia can be announced in an ultrasound before your born there is a DNA test. The gene mutation that is responsible for Achondroplasia

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    Crohn's Genetic Disease

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    Crohn in the year 1932 (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 2016). This disease is described as an abnormal inflammation of the intestine walls, typically happening in the ileum, which is the lower part of the intestine or the small bowel, as you can see in Figure 1. Although, Crohn’s can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (Genetics Home Reference, 2016). Crohn’s is relatively an uncommon disease, there are about 33,000 new cases a yea but it doesn’t discriminate when it comes

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