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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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What is the genetic disorder progeria caused by? Is it a simple recessive trait?

What is the genetic disorder progeria caused by?  Is it a simple recessive trait?

Two likely forms: Progeria syndrome is considered a sporadic (new mutation) phenomenon that has few prenatal indicators. At an average birth wt of 6lb (2.7kg), the relatively small size during gestation is not specific to this disorder. There are rare instances of siblings to normal parents, showing that an autosomal recessive form exists.Most begin to show signs by 6-18mo. ...Read more

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What chromosome is affected by Marfan syndrome?

What chromosome is affected by Marfan syndrome?

Chromosome 15: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. The "address" for this gene is 15q21.1. This gene codes for a protein called fibrillin-1. Inheritance is autosomal dominant. ...Read more

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Is there a particular chromosome XYY Syndrome is located? and is it recessive or dominant?

Is there a particular chromosome XYY Syndrome is located? and is it recessive or dominant?

No: XYY syndrome is neither autosomal dominant or recessive. See a geneticist about inheritance patterns. It is often causes by chromosome nondysjunction (lack of separation). There is not a particular chromosome but the sex chromosomes are called X and Y. Females typically are XX and Males XY. XYY is causes by a Y chromosome separation issue. XYY individuals are usually normal males ...Read more

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Is dwarfism caused by a recessive or dominant allele?

Is dwarfism caused by a recessive or dominant allele?

It depends: It depends on what one means by dwarfism: a short stature in general (this depends on your ethnic origin as well) or a genetic syndrome which involves extremely short stature as part of the clinical picture. Some of them are dominant = inherited from a parent or rose spontaneously (de novo) in the individual. Some of them are recessive (=parents unaffected carriers of the condition). ...Read more

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Is it true that trisomy 13 caused by inbreeding?

Is it true that trisomy 13 caused by inbreeding?

Not true: Trisomy 13 (3 copies of chromosome 13 in all your cells) is caused by an error in the way one of your two chromosome 13s move when you make an egg or a sperm. It's called nondisjunction. When it happens, it's no one's fault. Marriage between close relatives, like 1st cousins, is common in many places in the world, and trisomy 13 is just as rare there as it is everywhere else. ...Read more

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Is diabetes caused by a genetic mutation?

Is diabetes caused by a genetic mutation?

Diabetes and genes: No by an inherited gene usually. We are not sure what they are however. ...Read more

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What chromosome is the one that is affected by turner's syndrome?

What chromosome is the one that is affected by turner's syndrome?

Sex chromosome: Turner syndrome involves the survival of a fetus that carries only one of 2 sex chromosomes, that being an x which assigns it female sex features. There are mosaic forms that may have mostly one x while a percentage of cells carry xx. The non-sex chromosomes are not involved in this process. ...Read more

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What happens if a condition is caused by a dominant mutation on an autosome:?

Many generations: The condition will be seen generation after generation in some individuals in the family, and will not skip generations although eventually with new family members introduced into the family children may be born without it due to the dominant allele potentially being replaced by a wild type normal allele that is not associated with the effects of the dominant mutation. Take care! ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome always caused by a defect in the 21 chromosome?

Is Down syndrome always caused by a defect in the 21 chromosome?

Extra chromosome 21.: Either complete or partial trisomy for chromosome 21 is always responsible for down syndrome. ...Read more

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What population is affected by down syndrome?

What population is affected by down syndrome?

Confusing question: Down syndrome is present in any racial, ethnic, social, economic or other group in any country in the world. It can occur to women giving birth at any age but is more common in older mothers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hurler's syndrome nondisjunction, a sex-linked disorder or a type of mutation in a specific chromosome?

Recessive disorder: Hurler syndrome is caused by a mutation in idua gene located in chromosome #4. It is an autosomal recessive condition which means that one has both copies of the gene changed, the one inherited from father, and the one from mother. Parents are thus carriers of the condition. ...Read more

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Which kind of physical or mental disabilities is caused by menkes syndrome?

Which kind of physical or mental disabilities is caused by menkes syndrome?

Many issues : Children may not live past 3.Copper accumulates in some tissues and enzymes to use it are missing with not enough copper in the nervous system . Patients have failure to develop seizures , intellectual disability . This is an x linked recessive genetic condition. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

No one knows: Asperger's syndrome now has been incorporated into autism spectrum disorders, which a great deal of work is being done to answer your question. We believe that genetics plays a major role as well as abnormalities in the neurological function in the brain. Environmental issues seem only to treatment and support of the illness. ...Read more

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What is the population affected by angelman syndrome?

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What is the population affected by angelman syndrome?

Angelman s.: Newborns with genetic abnormality involving chromosome #15q ( partial deletion of short piece of that chromosome). ...Read more

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Is this trisomy 22 caused from one of the parents havinga genetic disorder?

Is this trisomy 22 caused from one of the parents havinga genetic disorder?

22 or 21 whatever ?: Trisomy's are causes by an abnormality at conception. The egg & sperm are both expected to bring one chromosome from each of the parents 23 pairs.If an extra comes along in the egg or sperm (usually egg), the joining produces 22 pairs & one triplet or trisomy.Chromosomes carry the genes. Too many genes confuse the cell. Some lump this with gene disorders because gene docs follow the patients ...Read more

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Help please! is cancer caused by an extra chromosome or a lack of a chromosomes?

Help please! is cancer caused by an extra chromosome or a lack of a chromosomes?

Neither: cancer is caused by mutation in well defined genes that first lead to immortality and then the production of proteins that stimulate the cell to behave in an aggressive fashion. In Rous Sarcoma, the virus enters the Src gene causing a mutation giving rise to production of Src protein. Inhibition of Src gene causes sarcoma to revert to normal fibroblast. ...Read more

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Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

More than one x: It is a genetic anomaly in which a phenotypic male has more than one x chromosome, in addition to the y chromosome. The disorder is associated with poor testicular development and infertility, obesity. ...Read more

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Is edwards syndrome dominant or recessive , can it be inherited?

Is edwards syndrome dominant or recessive , can it be inherited?

Neither: It is a trisomy like the more common down syndrome.It can be inherited if a parent was a genetic abnormality. It could be a spontaneous aberration. Genetic testing of both parents should be considered. ...Read more

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Is Down Syndrome a sex linked chromosomal disease?

Is Down Syndrome a sex linked chromosomal disease?

No: Down syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a mutation on a sex chromosome. During conception only one of chromosome of each pair is given by both parents to the fertile egg.If a parent adds their 2 # 21 chm to the other parents # 21, 3 end up in the egg ; the excess 21 causes the all the problems.Rare forms are causes by a extra piece of a 21, but that's another issue. ...Read more

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