Genetic Diseases and Conditions
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March 23, 2018:
None of my family is colorblind in the last 3 generations, except me (I am male). I believe that it’s a genetic mutation that just happened to make me colorblind. Is this the most likely explanation?
December 5, 2017:
I'm doing research for a book and I have a question regarding sex and gender. One of the biggest issues facing the LGBTQ today is transgender discrimination. Many people of course are arguing there are only just two genders (i.e. sexes) male and female. But in doing research, there seem to be more combinations at least at the DNA level. Instead of just XX and XY, there can be XXX, XXY, and X and many others besides.
Does this have to do with being transgender? From a genetic perspective, are there more sexes than male and female, or is everything else just classified as a disorder?
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?
October 18, 2017:
Dad is color blind, mom isn’t. They have 2 daughters and both are not color blind. When the girls marry someone who isn’t color blind, will their kids be color blind?
September 19, 2017:
How does cancer immunotherapy work?
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.
July 18, 2017:
How do scientists cure sickle cell disease?
June 28, 2017:
I have sickle cell trait and my husband does not. We have had two children with sickle cell trait. Does that mean our third one will not?
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?
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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January 3, 2006:
¿Es la diabetes una enfermedad genética?
July 19, 2005: Hay muchos casos de Lupus en mi familia del lado de mi mamá. Tanto mi mamá y mi hermana menor lo tienen. ¿Es el Lupus genético? Puedo pasar se lo a mis hijas? Quiero saber – he visto lo que esta enfermedad puede hacer. Quiero estar lista.