Genetic Disorders Directory
Genetic disorders are diseases that are caused by abnormal DNA or mutations. These abnomalities can be small changes to a single gene or be much more complex and affect a chromosome or an entire group of chromosomes. Genetic disorders cause a long list of diseases from cystic fibrosis to being more suseptable to various types of cancers. Find out more about various genetic disorders with articles, news and more.
Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I)
Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) is a rare genetic disorder that affects both physical and mental development and can cause organ damage.
What Is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency? What Causes It?
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a disease passed down from your parents that can make it hard to breathe. Find out about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Danon disease is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an X-linked dominant inheritance pattern,as a result of which males are more severely affected than females. Among boys,the key features are diseased heart muscle (cardiomyopathy),weakness of the body muscles (skeletal myopathy) and intellectual disability ranging from mild learning problems to mental retardation. In many males,the ...
Prader Willi Syndrome
Important It is possible that the main title of the report Prader Willi Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...
Are You Destined to Get Your Parents' Illnesses?
With conditions like cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease, your genes aren't always destiny. You can likely overcome your heredity and stay disease-free by making smarter health decisions.
Crusade for a Cure
Battling a rare genetic disorder called pseudoxanthoma elasticum, or PXE.
Know Your Genetic Risk
Knowing your family's health history can help you avoid health problems yourself.
Battling Nature (Part 1): Genetic Possibilities
Learn more about the field of genetics and the future possibility of targeting certain genes to slow the aging process.
Slideshows & Images
X-Ray and MRI of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.Figure 1 is an X - ray of a child's normal hipbone and a broken (fractured) hipbone from poor blood flow because of Legg - Calve - Perthes disease (LCPD). Figure 2 is an MRI of a child's normal hipbone with fat in the growth center and an abnormal hipbone where the fat has been lost because of LCPD. ...