Inherited Traits & Mutations

  • Genes and How They Can Affect Health and Development

    Are you looking for more information about how genes affect health? If so, read on to learn more about genes, and how they can affect our health.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 28, 2011 

  • Information on Haplogroup K2

    Haplogroups play an important role in determing someone's genetic makeup. Learn about haplogroup K2 in this article.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 28, 2011 

  • A Guide To Citrullinemia

    Citrullinemia is a serious inherited disorder that has two forms, each one of which causes build up of toxins in the blood. Both forms, however, feature different symptoms and are caused by mutations in different genes. Read on to learn about the genetic...
    By bjlbyron June 27, 2011 


  • Sandhoff Disease Explained

    Sandhoff Disease is an inherited disorder of the central nervous system that often results in death in infancy or early childhood. This article describes both this condition and its underlying genetic cause.
    By bjlbyron June 27, 2011 

  • An Overview of Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome

    Ellis-van Creveld syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which causes dwarfism and bone problems, among other developmental defects. Read on to learn more about this condition and its underlying genetic cause.
    By bjlbyron June 27, 2011 

  • An Overview Of Tyrosinemia

    Tyrosinemia is a genetic disorder that has three forms. In each form, symptoms can become serious if left untreated. Read on to learn about this inherited condition and its interesting underlying genetic causes.
    By bjlbyron June 27, 2011 


  • A Summary Of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a disorder that leads to abnormal development of the blood vessels. People who suffer from this condition are prone to bleeding, sometimes which can be life-threatening. Read on to learn more about this serious...
    By bjlbyron June 27, 2011 

  • Disputed DNA Fingerprinting Trial Evidence: How Sure Is It Possible To Be?

    The development of DNA fingerprinting and its use in the courts has helped us all feel a lot more secure about the justice of criminal trials. But can problems arise with DNA evidence? Are all the techniques involved as reliable as we might like them...
    By Ollie Hicks June 27, 2011 

  • The MDH Gene Mutation in Humans

    Malate dehydrogenase is an important element of the metabolic pathway in the human body, and MDH gene mutation can prove disastrous. Find out why!
    By Blaise Wellesley June 27, 2011 

  • What Causes Widow's Peak Hair? Is Genetics Involved?

    The rare "V" shape at the center of the hairline of some people is called "widow's peak." At eye level, it may be the first feature we notice. Some famous people have widow's peaks. Is this phenomenon an indicator of personality...
    By VinceSummers June 9, 2011 
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