Genetic Diseases and Conditions
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May 31, 2016:
I have Pectus Carinatum (PC) and am worried that my kids will have it too. How likely is it for them to get it? No one else in the family has it although my brother may have a really mild case.
April 6, 2016:
I am looking for any information relevant to an adult diagnosis of a DNA mosacism of the sex chromosomes. Most recent lab states 47xxy, 46 xx. Is this karotype truly so rare that it has no name? Any insight would be appreciated.
December 16, 2015:
I am a woman with mild color vision deficiency. I know that my mother's maternal grandfather was quite color blind, as was one of her female first cousins. And that my dad has a color blindness like mine. Is the degree of deficiency inherited, or can it vary?
Also, is my deficiency milder than the known deficiency on my mother's side of the family because my less-deficient X chromosome from my father trumps the more-deficient X chromosome from my mother? Or was that just luck?
December 9, 2015:
What is known about the origins of psoriasis? Might those genes enhancing the immune response and causing the condition also have been (still be) an evolutionary asset?
December 4, 2015:
I heard from someone today that people can be allergic to water. Is this true? Do we know why?
November 5, 2015:
Father has active sickle cell anemia. Daughter has trait and boyfriend has trait. What percentage chance will their offspring have of acquiring active sickle cell anemia?
August 12, 2015:
How do people get Friedreich's ataxia and who is most likely to get it?
June 3, 2015:
My grandfather's brother has a genetic mutation, BRCA, and my grandfather's brother's daughter has it, too. My father's sister does not have it. What are the odds I have this mutation?
May 21, 2015:
Has anyone shown whether some kids are at a higher risk for getting autism from a vaccine?
May 14, 2015:
Why is it not as dangerous as people used to think for first cousins to have children together?