Sickle Cell Anemia . Blood disorder, inherited disease where a person inherits a mutant gene form each parent for the manufacture of hemoglobin. Red blood cells are have a different shape.
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A genetic disorder where the body produces abnormally thick mucus fills the lungs and intestines. It makes it very difficult for the person to breathe. It is caused by a recessive allele on one chromosome.
genetic disorder where a persons blood clots very slow or not at all. People with this disorder do not produce a special protein needed for normal blood clotting. There is a severe danger of internal bleeding from bumps, cuts and bruises. Often called bleeders disease.
It is more frequent in males and can be traced to Queen Victoria in England.
In Down Syndrome cells have an extra copy of chromosome 21. There is some mental retardation, various physical problems and heart defects are common. However, many people with Down Syndrome can lead normal active lives and make contributions to society.
More common amongst men but found in some women. Typically men inherit this gene and it is related to the male sex hormone, but scientists are not certain how a persons sex influences the expression of certain genes.
There are several tests that can be done while the baby is still inside the mother. Fluids are removed from the sac of fluid surrounding the baby and they are tested. Parents who are concerned about genetic disorders that may be passed on the trait present in their family should contact a counselor before having children. A cure was found in 1989 for Cystic fibrosis. At this time there are no cures for other ngenetic disorders, research is ongoing.