Archive for the ‘Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects’ Category

Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes the developmental changes... more...
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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is the process of determining the risk you have of passing on an inheritable disease to your baby. Genetic counseling involves a specially trained health care professional who... more...
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Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease caused by a genetic mutation. This disease used to be very difficult to diagnose, but for the last 40+ years, a PKU test has... more...
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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Because of damage to areas of the brain that control movement, an affected child cannot... more...
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Molar Pregnancy

Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment A molar pregnancy is an abnormality of the placenta, caused by a problem when the egg and sperm join together at fertilization.  Also called... more...
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