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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.
Significant number of women being treated for infertility would choose the sex of their next child

Significant number of women being treated for infertility would choose the sex of their next child

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Abnormal brain structure tied to spatial, numerical thinking problems when children lack part of chromosome

Abnormal brain structure tied to spatial, numerical thinking problems when children lack part of chromosome

Americans support appropriate use of reproductive genetic testing

Americans support appropriate use of reproductive genetic testing

Separating chromosomes improves genetic test results

Separating chromosomes improves genetic test results

New simple and cost-effective method of diagnosing hereditary genetic disorders

New simple and cost-effective method of diagnosing hereditary genetic disorders

Two-step approach to transform HIV into a cancer-seeking machine

Two-step approach to transform HIV into a cancer-seeking machine

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

Startling results from new biomedical research will smooth path to the market place

Startling results from new biomedical research will smooth path to the market place

Modern humans have sloppy gene control mechanisms which can make us susceptible to diseases

Modern humans have sloppy gene control mechanisms which can make us susceptible to diseases

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers can now inexpensively program the chemical synthesis of entire genes on a single microchip

Researchers can now inexpensively program the chemical synthesis of entire genes on a single microchip

Botox may be a possible treatment for sufferers of Tourette's syndrome

Botox may be a possible treatment for sufferers of Tourette's syndrome

Chronic stress may speed up the onset of skin cancer

Chronic stress may speed up the onset of skin cancer

New advances in sickle cell disease

New advances in sickle cell disease

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Brain inflammation is a sign of autism

Brain inflammation is a sign of autism

Discovery of new compounds that may treat mucus build-up associated with cystic fibrosis

Discovery of new compounds that may treat mucus build-up associated with cystic fibrosis

Search for genetic key to corneal disease

Search for genetic key to corneal disease