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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics 24 years experience
Tuberous Sclerosis: Tuberous sclerosis is often called ts or tsc. It is a hereditary disorder that is characterized by individuals devoloping a small benign lesion calle... Read More

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: Some are rarer than one in 100,000. We are continually finding new genetic disorders and we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. Do... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Clinical skill: Physicians with expertise in a specialty will have knowledge of genetic disorders common to their specialty. A hematologist will recognize hemoglobin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Genetic Disorders: What is the question behind your question? Perhaps if you were more specific, you might find out something you are trying to learn about yourself, or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Definition: If it's a "disorder", then by definition it's not harmless. However, there are a bazillion genetic variants that are harmless or even beneficial. For ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 26 years experience
Depends on type: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease with antibodies that attack part of the pancreas. Although there may be a slight genetic component, this is g... Read More
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Dr. Peter Francis
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a spec... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hanhart syndrome: Hanhart syndrome is a rare birth defect which is believed to be sporadic. Currently, there is no known associated gene.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 31 years experience
Not genetic: We don't know why anencephaly happens, but it is not genetic. It may be in part due to a mother not having enough Folic Acid in her diet.

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