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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maulik Shah
23 years experience in Clinical Genetics
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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
45 years experience in Pediatrics
See OMIM: OMIM (Online Mendelian inheritance in Man) is an up-to-date compendium of all disorders known or suspected to be genetic. See OMIM.org
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not: Usually.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience in Neurology
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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
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

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