Genetic Diseases and Conditions
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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?
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?
March 7, 2017:
Can a baby be born lactose intolerant?
February 27, 2017:
I am worried about familial ALS because I have rs3849942(A;A). Does this mean I for sure will end up with ALS?