Genetics of Disease

  • What is de Grouchy Syndrome?

    This article presents an overview of the chromosomal disorder de Grouchy syndrome, with a look at its signs and symptoms, genetic basis and prognosis.
    By Paul Arnold September 9, 2011 

  • Do Your Genes Put You at Risk for Uterine Cancer? Genetic Factors to Consider

    Uterine cancer strikes nearly 50,000 women and causes nearly 8,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. This article focuses on the Lkb1 and FGFR2 genes, as it is known that a mutation in either one of these genes is a uterine cancer genetic factor.
    By bjlbyron July 15, 2011 

  • The Genetics of Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where the skin cells replace themselves too quickly causing scaly and crusty patches of skin. The exact causes are unknown, and though a faulty immune system plays a major part, genes are also to blame. This article...
    By Paul Arnold July 5, 2011 

  • The Genetics of Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the neurons, however, genetic factors play a crucial role in case of idiopathic epilepsy. Almost 50 million people suffer from this disorder worldwide. Learn more about this disorder in the following article.
    By Rishi Prakash July 5, 2011 

  • Skin Disorder: An Overview of Hailey-Hailey Disease

    Hailey-Hailey disease is a rare genetic skin disorder that causes blisters, lesions and other anomalies in the skin. Read on to learn more about this often painful disease and its underlying genetic cause.
    By bjlbyron July 5, 2011 

  • Klippel-Feil Syndrome Guide

    Find out what causes Klippel-Feil syndrome and see what treatment options might be available.
    By Blaise Wellesley July 5, 2011 

  • Examples of Common Genetic Disorders

    Genetic disorders are disorders concerning the DNA that is passed on from parents to their children. While this can be a frightening thing to think about, it is important to learn about the most common examples of genetic disordersso you can find out...
    By Jennifer Gonzalez June 30, 2011 

  • The Genetics of Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type III

    Osteogenesis imperfecta type III is a rare, but highly debilitating, genetic disorder that is marked by fairly severe bone defects. Read on to learn about this condition, what is known about its underlying genetic causes and what is being done to develop...
    By bjlbyron June 30, 2011 

  • Genetics of Aarskog-Scott Syndrome

    Aarskog-Scott Syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder that affects more males than females and leads to multiple developmental defects. This article describes this disorder and its underlying genetic cause.
    By bjlbyron June 30, 2011 

  • Genetics of Milroy Disease

    This form of lymphedema is very rare and has no cure. Several treatments help relieve the symptoms and improve quality of life for those with this condition.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 30, 2011 
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