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A genetic disorder is a disease caused in whole or in part by a "variation" (a different form) or "mutation" (alteration) of a gene.
Practicing with fake organs helps surgeon to perform complex cancer surgery

Practicing with fake organs helps surgeon to perform complex cancer surgery

New cell-based technologies could help improve understanding of muscle-wasting disease

New cell-based technologies could help improve understanding of muscle-wasting disease

New way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditions

New way of delivering gene therapy shows promise in treating brain conditions

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

FDA approves first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the U.S.

Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors

Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors

Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder

Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder

Methylene blue could hold the key to future anti-aging treatment

Methylene blue could hold the key to future anti-aging treatment

MSU students develop exoskeleton app for patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

MSU students develop exoskeleton app for patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Scientists discover mechanism behind unusual form of tissue regeneration in the liver

Scientists discover mechanism behind unusual form of tissue regeneration in the liver

New technique developed to improve diagnosis of vision disorders

New technique developed to improve diagnosis of vision disorders

Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression

Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression

Scientists find link between over-accumulation of mitochondrial iron and Huntington's disease

Scientists find link between over-accumulation of mitochondrial iron and Huntington's disease

Study reveals differences in the brains of children with fragile X syndrome

Study reveals differences in the brains of children with fragile X syndrome

FDA-approved drug for chemical abortion shows promise for treatment of vestibular schwannoma

FDA-approved drug for chemical abortion shows promise for treatment of vestibular schwannoma

Researchers aim to reveal new direction for Barth syndrome treatment

Researchers aim to reveal new direction for Barth syndrome treatment

Research highlights methods to identify antibiotic related kidney damage in children with CF

Research highlights methods to identify antibiotic related kidney damage in children with CF

Study finds low treatment rates for people with elevated cholesterol levels

Study finds low treatment rates for people with elevated cholesterol levels

Research establishes use of chimeric cells as potential therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Research establishes use of chimeric cells as potential therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Newly-discovered hereditary mutation leads to increased production of EPO in the blood

Newly-discovered hereditary mutation leads to increased production of EPO in the blood

Researchers describe important step toward gene therapy for patients with Sandhoff disease

Researchers describe important step toward gene therapy for patients with Sandhoff disease