Genetic disorder

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  • Genetic Disorder And Genetic Disorders

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    A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by missing or abnormalities in the chromosomes of a human. Finding out if an offspring has a genetic disorder can be determined by using basic genetics. The Punnett Square, a diagram used to predict the results of a crossing or breeding of two species, can determine the outcome of an offspring by using the genotypes of both parents. Pairing the genotypes of both parents together can show the four different genotypes of offspring, two being female, and

  • Genetic Disorders

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    Genetic disorders are a topic in biology that can not be avoided. The fact is that genetic disorders can happen in humans, plants or animal. No one and nothing is safe from a genetic disorder. A genetic disorder can appear in the first years off life, or can appear much later in life when least expected. A basic principal of biology states that the behavior of chromosomes during the meiosis process can account for genetic inheritance patterns. There are many reasons for genetic disorders. To start

  • The Four Genetic Disorders

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    There are four different types of genetic disorders: single gene mutations, chromosome mutations, multifactorial, and mitochondria. Single gene mutation, also known as Mendelian disorder, is an abnormality in the DNA of a gene, and is divided into three categories, dominant, recessive, and X-linked. Chromosomal mutation is a result of extra or lack of a certain number of chromosomes, or an irregular structure of a chromosome. Multifactorial disorder is caused by multiple genes that are combined with

  • Pkkia Genetic Disorder

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    PKU, also known as Phenylketonuria, is a genetic disorder that builds up the amino acid phenylalanine in the human body. This genetic disorder is known to be an example of the norm of reaction. The norm of reaction defines itself as a phenotype range that a person with a certain genotype reveals due to the differing of a certain environmental condition. Since this genetic mutation targeted the gene that encrypts the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase, it shows that if a person has one and/or two copies

  • Autism Is A Genetic Disorder

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    zeroing in on genetic mutations, brain chemistry abnormalities, and maternal factors. One possible cause that can lead to autism is genetic mutations. First of all, families studies indicate that children can affected by autism through heredity. It is true that children inherited some characteristics from their parents. This is because a chromosome of a child produced by one chromosome father and the other one from mother, which formed as DNA. As a matter of fact, if parents have some genetic disease,

  • The Genetic Disorder of Down Syndrome

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    case of genetic disorder. There are so many all over in the world and many doctors still don’t even know what to call them. Some don’t even know they have a disease in them till its too late, or other know all there lives and some learn to live with the disease and others live every day in fear of getting even more sick and hurt. Genetic disorders are very common some more than others. Its all has to do with our 46 chromosomes. Genetic disorders can occur to anyone. Many people believe genetic disorders

  • Huntington 's Disease : A Genetic Disorder

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    neurodegenerative genetic disorder. It affects the muscle coordination and decline in cognitive that leads to dementia. It affects both males and females in their middle age (J.D, 2015). Huntington’s disease is most common in genetic causes the leads to abnormal involuntary movement also called Huntington’s chorea (J.D, 2015). Epidemiology: Huntington 's disease is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder it occurs in a population of 5-10 per 100,000. Huntington disease is a hereditary disorder. It

  • Oculocutaneous Albinism: A Genetic Disorder

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    A genetic disorder is an illness resulting in a change of a person’s DNA. They can be grouped into three main categories: Single gene disorder, chromosome disorder, and Multifactorial disorders. Approximately 3 to 4% of the 4 million babies born each year will develop a genetic disorder revealed by the Net Wellness Organization. While about 1 in 18,000 to 20,000 people in the United States has a form of albinism. Albinism is not that common of a disorder, but can cause the skin, hair, or eyes to

  • Genetic Disorders: Angelman Syndrome

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    A genetic disorder is a mutation in an organisms DNA. It is caused by a change in the sequencing of the nucleotides that make up a specific gene. The genetic disorder can be inherited by offspring, but it may or may not show in the offspring depending on whether the genetic disorder is a dominate or recessive allele. There are many genetic disorders that humans develop and inherit. Some disorders cause improvements within the human species while others cause severe retardation of the human species

  • Genetic Disorders: Neurofibromatosis

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    Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder caused by a gene mutation on chromosomes 17 or 22. Beginning in the nervous system, this disorder can create multiple tumors throughout the body, although for NF1, tumors are mostly located on the spine. But NF2 can also cause tumors to grow on the cranium, which can damage sight or hearing. There is also a third type of neurofibromatosis, but little is known about it. NF1 and NF2 are the main forms of neurofibromatosis. Although they are not contagious, they

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