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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.
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

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Ohio State budget cuts jeopardize medical coverage

Ohio State budget cuts jeopardize medical coverage

Researchers shed new light on the function of huntingtin, the protein whose mutation underlies Huntington’s disease

Researchers shed new light on the function of huntingtin, the protein whose mutation underlies Huntington’s disease

Key proteins that regulate neurofibromatosis could be targets for new drugs

Key proteins that regulate neurofibromatosis could be targets for new drugs

Mucus may be the key to new treatments for cystic fibrosis

Mucus may be the key to new treatments for cystic fibrosis

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

Researching the history of reproductive medicine during the Nazi era is still taboo

Researching the history of reproductive medicine during the Nazi era is still taboo

Gene chip technology can detect one of the commonest cystic fibrosis (CF) genetic mutations with 100% accuracy

Gene chip technology can detect one of the commonest cystic fibrosis (CF) genetic mutations with 100% accuracy

Current legislation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Germany does not reflect the views of the general public

Current legislation on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Germany does not reflect the views of the general public

Oldest evidence yet of a human hereditary genetic disorder found

Oldest evidence yet of a human hereditary genetic disorder found

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

Cornelia de Lange syndrome gene discovered

Recommended guidelines to govern genetic testing in Europe

Recommended guidelines to govern genetic testing in Europe

Breakthrough in gene therapy

Breakthrough in gene therapy