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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.
First home-testing device for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients

First home-testing device for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Scientists have devised a novel way to repair one of the genetic mutations that causes ataxia-telangiectasia

Genetic discovery may hold clues to the development of many cases of the most common cancers

Genetic discovery may hold clues to the development of many cases of the most common cancers

University of Texas Health Science Center publishes web database of clinical studies

University of Texas Health Science Center publishes web database of clinical studies

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Study hints at antioxidants being able to prevent and restore hearing loss

Study hints at antioxidants being able to prevent and restore hearing loss

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Scientists closer to correcting an abnormal gene which causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Scientists closer to correcting an abnormal gene which causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

University of Utah gets patent approval relating to methods of rapid nucleic acid amplification

University of Utah gets patent approval relating to methods of rapid nucleic acid amplification

Pioneering work with human embryonic stem cells could speed up development of new treatments for Parkinson’s and diabetes

Pioneering work with human embryonic stem cells could speed up development of new treatments for Parkinson’s and diabetes

Research sheds shed light on a common cause of miscarriage in humans

Research sheds shed light on a common cause of miscarriage in humans

Relationship between brain chemical messenger glutamate and schizophrenia traits

Relationship between brain chemical messenger glutamate and schizophrenia traits

Gene responsible for management of glutamate is a promising candidate in determining risk for schizophrenia

Gene responsible for management of glutamate is a promising candidate in determining risk for schizophrenia

New direction for research into Sly Syndrome

New direction for research into Sly Syndrome

New gene-silencing technique

New gene-silencing technique

Entirely new approach to the treatment of aging

Entirely new approach to the treatment of aging

New ethics committee regulations impede and delay clinical research

New ethics committee regulations impede and delay clinical research

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

IVF pioneer wins international recognition

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

Medicinal qualities of plants shown to ease symptoms of genetic disease

Medicinal qualities of plants shown to ease symptoms of genetic disease