Genetic Diseases and Conditions
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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?
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?
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?
November 15, 2016:
I know someone with a balanced translocation. The doctor said there are four possible combinations for her kids. Can you explain what they are?
November 8, 2016:
Is there any proof that scoliosis is hereditary?
November 1, 2016:
Is there any evidence that Parry Romberg Syndrome is genetic?
October 27, 2016:
What does the schizophrenic gene look like?
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?
August 31, 2016:
Why is there more of a chance for transmission of Down syndrome if one parent has a balanced translocation?