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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.
Breakthrough in gene therapy

Breakthrough in gene therapy

Fibroid tumors lack crucial structural protein

Fibroid tumors lack crucial structural protein

Fibroid tumors affecting many American women lack a key protein helps hold tissues together

Fibroid tumors affecting many American women lack a key protein helps hold tissues together

Specialists work to overcome Huntington's disease

Specialists work to overcome Huntington's disease

Discovery of the gene for Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Discovery of the gene for Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

New research center created by leading blood and marrow transplant organizations

New research center created by leading blood and marrow transplant organizations

Embryo testing could produce babies who might aid sick siblings

Embryo testing could produce babies who might aid sick siblings

FDA requires pancreatic extract manufacturers to get approval to remain on the market

FDA requires pancreatic extract manufacturers to get approval to remain on the market

FDA mandates approval for all pancreatic enzyme replacements

FDA mandates approval for all pancreatic enzyme replacements

Discovery shows how single genetic mutation can cause complex disorders

Discovery shows how single genetic mutation can cause complex disorders

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Spice turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Japanese scientists have created a viable mouse derived from two genetic mothers with no contribution by a male animal

Japanese scientists have created a viable mouse derived from two genetic mothers with no contribution by a male animal

Turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Gene discovery could improve anemia treatment in patients

Gene discovery could improve anemia treatment in patients

New tool for study of carbohydrates could aid drug research

New tool for study of carbohydrates could aid drug research

Oxford Biomedica to win Department of Health gene funding

Oxford Biomedica to win Department of Health gene funding

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy

Air pollution effects Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Air pollution effects Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Discovery of new gene sheds light on human brain development

Discovery of new gene sheds light on human brain development