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.
Alzehimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
A few basic definitions to clarify genetic counseling for Alzheimers.
Connective Tissue Disease: Types, Symptoms, Causes
Learn more from WebMD about connective tissue disease, including symptoms and causes of various forms.
Juvenile Macular Degeneration: Stargardt's and Best Disease
Juvenile macular degeneration is the term for several inherited eye diseases that affect children and young adults, including Stargardt's disease, Best disease, and juvenile retinoschisis.
What Is Gaucher Disease?
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of Gaucher disease, a genetic disease that can cause damage to organs such as spleen, liver, and brain.
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.
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.
Genes and Health: What Did You Inherit From Your Mother?
WebMD explains which health conditions you may inherit from your mother and how much of your health is in your own hands.