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.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency
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.
Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way your body uses and stores fat. Inherited types affect babies and kids. It changes the way they look and causes serious complications.
Tuberous Sclerosis Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
A look into the rare disorder tuberous sclerosis, and its possible impact on health.
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.