Also known as hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy, Stickler’s syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects multiple parts of the body including the joints, bones, ears, eyes and face. Read on to learn the genetics, symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence and treatments of this disorder.
An extremely rare genetic and developmental disorder, Dubowitz syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene that has yet to be identified. Read on to learn the genetics, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disorder.
Also known as constitutional hepatic dysfunction, Gilbert’s syndrome is a harmless genetic disorder affecting the metabolism of bilirubin in the liver. This article provides the genetics, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors of the disorder.
Alfi’s syndrome, or the 9p minus syndrome, is a very rare chromosomal disorder that causes mental and physical disabilities. This article briefly discusses the symptoms, genetics, diagnosis, prevalence, and treatments for the disorder.
Perognathus longimembris pacificus, or the Pacific pocket mouse, is an endangered species in California. Find out why the Pacific pocket mouse is endangered and what the conservation efforts for this rodent are.
A science experiment that demonstrates how enzymes contained in pineapple and liquid detergent work in turning a semi-solid gelatin product into its liquid form. In this experiment, students will be able to learn how enzymes work.
Phenylketonuria is an inherited metabolic disorder caused by the mutation of the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene of human chromosome 12. Continue reading to find out more about this disorder.
This article presents a comprehensive explanation of the causes of hemolytic disease of the new born. Hemolytic disease of the new born is a consequence of blood incompatibility between the mother and her new born child. Continue reading to learn more about this disease.
A person of the Bombay blood type is considered a universal donor of blood, and can donate blood to type A, B, AB, and O people. However, an individual with this rare blood phenotype cannot receive blood from these people. Why?
RNA interference is a biological process that can stop a gene from being translated into a protein. Understanding its mechanics promises many medical benefits. Find out how this form of genetic manipulation could be used to treat disease.