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Genetic Diseases. By: Mr. Hunter. What is a genetic disorders?. A genetic disorder is a disease caused by a different form of a gene called a variation or an alteration of a gene called a mutation. Mutations. Mutations can occur randomly or because of an environmental exposure.

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genetic diseases

Genetic Diseases

By: Mr. Hunter

what is a genetic disorders
What is a genetic disorders?

A genetic disorder is a disease caused by

  • a different form of a gene called a variation
  • or an alteration of a gene called a mutation
mutations
Mutations
  • Mutations can occur randomly or because of an environmental exposure.

Ex.: Cigarette smoke

inherited genetic disorders
Inherited Genetic Disorders
  • A mutated gene can be passed down from generation to generation.
  • Genetic disorders can also deal with an individual having an incorrect number of genes. (ex.: Down Syndrome)
for each disease
For each disease:
  • How does someone get this disease/disorder?
  • Describe three of the main symptoms of this disease/disorder.
  • How can this disease/disorder be treated?