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Help please? What is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Help please? What is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Environment: Nature vs. Nurture. If not inherited many environmental insults may cause cancer -- toxins, smoke, radiation, viruses, other infections, inflammation, etc etc. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Could you tell me what is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Could you tell me what is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Spontaneous mutation: Some inheritable disorders are also caused by spontaneous mutations. Advanced paternal age ^es risk. Nondisjunction = paired chromosomes don't separate during cell division. The fetus receives 2 or 0 copies from egg or sperm. Advanced maternal age ^es risk. . Copy repeat errors are similar, when baby inherits 0 or 2 copies of a small sequence of genes from mom or dad. ...Read more

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Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

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 called a hamartoma in various organs including the brain, lung and kidneys.
Ts fact sheet from nih at http://www.Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tuberous_sclerosis/detail_tuberous_sclerosis. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

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. Dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes exist which are striking but none of the world's geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them. How do you estimate frequency of a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more

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Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Different kinds: There is a plethora of genetic disease in the general population. Some extremely rare, others seen rather commonly. Some severe, others hardly noticeable. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

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.http://archive.blisstree.com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common genetic diseases?

Could you tell me what are some common genetic diseases?

Cystic Fibrosis,Sick: Cystic fibrosis
sickle cell disease
huntington disease
tay sachs disease
downs syndrome
hemophilia and other bleeding diathesis
celiac disease
thallasemia major and minor
and many more. ...Read more

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What genetic diseases manifest themselves around age 50?

What genetic diseases manifest themselves around age 50?

Genetic disease at 5: Gray hair, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease. All but the first are not normal in humans. But occur when you feed/exercise your genes wrong, ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many genetic diseases can be tested for?

Too many to count: Many diseases can be genetically test for. And new tests are becoming available every year. ...Read more

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What is the difference between communicable and genetic diseases?

What is the difference between communicable and genetic diseases?

Inherited-acquired: Communicable diseases are usually infectious in nature and can be transmitted from one individual to another by exposure. In contrast, genetic diseases can be inherited meaning they can be transmitted not by exposure but by passing along of a gene from a parent to a child ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get tested for genetic defects/diseases?

Can you tell me if I could get tested for genetic defects/diseases?

Yes: You have to voice your concerns about what disorders you are concerned about. Many physicians test for genetic diseases as part of their specialties. If they can not understand a clinical finding, they can refer to genetic experts in the field. ...Read more

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How many genetic diseases can be tested for through prenatal diagnosis?

Many: Many genetic diseases can be tested prenatally. However, most are not necessary or recommended unless there is a specific risk. Most routinely offered testing includes down syndrome, trisomy, other chromosomal abnormalities, and neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Possibly: Because tay-sach's disease is one of several genetic diseases that can occur in people of ashkenazi jewish background, when screening is done for this disorder, usually several other disease states are screened for as well. This is a very complicated area to discuss and genetic counselling is best left to experts in this area. ...Read more

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What diseases or other genetic issues can be determined before a child is 1?

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Too many to list: Even the newborn screening tests detect 30+ metabolic and genetic conditions. ...Read more

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What are some disorders or genetic diseases that only affects female offspring?

What are some disorders or genetic diseases that only affects female offspring?

Rarely: These are generally rare but some mitochondrially inherited conditions may appear to preferentially affect females. There are also a few x-linked dominant conditions which are lethal to males and so only affected females survive. ...Read more

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Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration.

Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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What if I marry to my second cousin, can any one name the genetic diseases caused to offspring?

What if I marry to my second cousin, can any one name the genetic diseases caused to offspring?

2nd cousin union: All French Canadians are genetically the equivalent of second cousins. The risk of having a child affected with a genetic disorder is very slightly Increased-hardly detectable. Prenatal screening may be adjusted based on ethnicity, as every ethnic group has different frequencies of abnormal genes. There are genetic screening panels for different ethnicities. Suggest genetics consult for your risk ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a disease is genetic, does that mean that everyone with that disease is related?

No,it is from a gene: No, it means that the cause of the disease is from a gene. Sometimes, however, there are spontaneous mutations in the gene. Certain conditions, such as neurofibromatosis, have a very high spontaneous mutation rate, so there will be no family history of the disease prior to the affected patient. Because it is an autosomal dominant disease, any child will have a 50% chance of having the disease. ...Read more

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Do you know any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

Do you know any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

There are numerous: There are numerous genetic conditions in which symptoms start in teenage years. A genetic condition can present at any age: during fetal life, in a neonate, in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and at any age in adulthood. Depending on condition they can present in adolescence with neurological symptoms, heart disease, kidney disease, ro any other symptom. Hard to name one as there are so many. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

Can you tell me any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

There are numerous: There are numerous genetic conditions in which symptoms start in teenage years. A genetic condition can present at any age: during fetal life, in a neonate, in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and at any age in adulthood. Depending on condition they can present in adolescence with neurological symptoms, heart disease, kidney disease, ro any other symptom. Hard to name one as there are so many. ...Read more

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How badly does Pick's disease progress in a person? And is there any possibility of a genetic link with it?

How badly does Pick's disease progress in a person? And is there any possibility of a genetic link with it?

Pick's Disease is a: Rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's Disease. It progresses slow but steady and involves Pick bodies and Pick cells which contain an abnormal form of a protein called tau. This protein is found in all nerve cells. Some cases may have genetic link. A proper evaluation is necessary to determine the best treatment and supportive services to reduce impact. Best regards in finding support. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of a 40 YO suddenly growing several inches taller after hadn't grown in last 15 yrs? What rare genetic/med disorders would cause that

Has anyone heard of a 40 YO suddenly growing several inches taller after hadn't grown in last 15 yrs? What rare genetic/med disorders would cause that

Endocrine issue: You should see an endocrinologist to have your growth hormone checked. There is a condition called acromegaly. Usually facial fearures change too due to growth of the facial bones.... ...Read more

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Genetic disorder hht?

Genetic disorder hht?

HHT is genetic: Hht also known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a genetic condition that causes differences in how blood vessels are formed causing so-called arteriovenous malformations (avms) which on skin are called teleangiectasias, thus name of condition. Currently three genes are known to cause it. Nih site has good info: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia. ...Read more

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Is CP a genetic disorder?

Is CP a genetic disorder?

CP: No, cerebral palsy is not considered to be a genetic disorder. CP consists of a multifactorial group of nonprogressive clinical syndromes that cause motor and postural problems. The main conditions associated with increasing the chance of having CP are intrapartum hypoxia, prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infection and antepartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Is eating disorders genetic?

Is eating disorders genetic?

Nature vs Nurture: You can inherit characteristics that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for anxiety due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Through genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/anxiety and/or eating disorder. ...Read more

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Is bipolarity a genetic disorder?

Is bipolarity a genetic disorder?

Yes: Bipolarity is very strongly related to genetic inheritance. How it affects your life (the balance of good and bad effects of mood variation) may depend on your growing up experiences. But whether you have bipolar mood variation is almost all due to genes. ...Read more

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Are any types of eating disorders genetic?

Somewhat yes: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are thought to have a significant genetic component. The specifics are not yet understood. These conditions, are "complex" genetic conditions in which a number of genes interact with each other and the environment to result in both traits that protect and/or make one vulnerabie to the condition. ...Read more

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Are there any "harmless" genetic disorders?

Are there any "harmless" genetic disorders?

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 example, a man may love or hate being a redhead. Sickle cell trait is actually a minor health probleme, damaging the renal medulla fairly badly, but offers protection from malaria. Understanding thsi concept is central to understanding life. ...Read more