Genetic Disorders

Genetic Disorders

The biological information passed from parent to child is carried on parts of the cell called genes. Genetic disorders are illnesses that are carried on the genes. A child can be born with a genetic disorder.

Some topics included within genetic disorders are:

  • Angelman's Syndrome
  • chromosomes
  • consanguinity
  • deletion
  • duplication
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • gene therapy
  • genetic counseling
  • Huntington's Disease
  • metabolic disorders
  • monosomy
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • syndromes
  • trisomy
  • XYY Syndrome
  • 47 XXY Syndrome

Support Groups

Visit these websites for more information:

GeneTests - Children's Health System and University of Washington, Seattle

NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) - National Center for Biotechnology Information

Orphanet - Orphan Drug Task Force, Ministry of Employment and Solidarity in France

Unique - The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group


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