Our genetic code is not without a number of mutations. We are either born with them or acquire them during life. While most are benign others can cause disease and genetic disorders. This guide explores the genetic underpinnings of many medical disorders.
Cuba is one of the world’s healthiest nations. Unfortunately, however, despite this overall good health, Cubans are not immune from suffering from genetic conditions. This article reviews prevalent genetic abnormalities in Cuban people and also highlights Cuba’s National Genetics Program.
Dent’s disease is a rare kidney disorder that is genetically inherited and causes a number of problems in affected individuals, including increased incidence of kidney stones and sometimes even renal failure. This article provides a review of the gene mutations in Dent’s disease.
The genetic traits of the indigenous Mayan people are very distinctive and these characteristics can be observed in almost all of population. Therefore, the indigenous Maya genetic traits are of great interest to clinical researchers and genetic engineers.
Missing ear cartilage or scientifically termed as microtia is one of the top ear deformities among newborn infants. In most cases, the genetics of ear cartilage plays a significant part. This information will take a closer look at the missing ear cartilage genetic influence on such occurrences.
Genetics can affect the patterns of human hair growth. In this article, the genetic patterns of hair growth and the occurrence of patterned hair loss, scientifically known as androgenetic alopecia, are closely evaluated.
In this article, the genetics of male patterned baldness is discussed.
Chromosomal disorders are rare but devastating. What two chromosomal errors are the worst? This article will outline the two which are the most injurious, and oftentimes fatal, to individuals.
There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. When one is damaged or missing a genetic disorder will occur.
Adoption studies are often used to understand human inheritance mechanisms, allowing researchers to separate genetic and environmental effects. This article discusses how these studies are performed and gives two examples.