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November 1, 2017: Women with Turner syndrome have just one X chromosome but women usually only have one working X because of X-inactivation. Why do women with one X chromosome have any symptoms? 
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September 19, 2017: How does cancer immunotherapy work?
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September 11, 2017: If someone’s sister is a carrier for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, what are that person’s chances for being a carrier too? No one in the family has muscular dystrophy.
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July 18, 2017: How do scientists cure sickle cell disease?
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June 22, 2017: I have a brother who is suffering from Fragile X syndrome (full mutation). I wanted to know, given that I am male, what my chances of being a carrier are. How will the future generations of my family be affected by this?
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May 9, 2017: I found out that I am heterozygous for the H63D hemochromatosis mutation. I'm really worried, because I've read that it's associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Is this true? Does this mean I will get a neurodegenerative disease? Also, is this kind of mutation uncommon?
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February 7, 2017: My sister in law has 4 kids with the last one having the genetic disorder Kabuki Syndrome. I have read that if the kid is a boy, the syndrome is carried by the mother, who in this case is my husband's sister. What is the probability of my husband carrying it? When is the best testing for it? Should we test him before a future pregnancy or the fetus once pregnant?
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November 1, 2016: Is there any evidence that Parry Romberg Syndrome is genetic?
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October 27, 2016: What does the schizophrenic gene look like?
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October 6, 2016: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) runs in a friend's family. If their son inherited it, what are the chances that the son's children will have DMD?
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