Welcome to the Genetic Disorders Studies Page

About Genetic Disorders

The genes contained within each of the body’s cells are a vast library, containing information and blueprints for the appearance and operations of the body. When a cell divides, its genes duplicate so that each new cell has a complete copy. Occasionally, the new copy will contain an error, referred to as a genetic mutation. While some mutations are harmless, several serious diseases, such as Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and Huntington’s disease, are associated with genetic mutations. Additionally, researchers think that the risk for other diseases could be impacted by genetic mutations. Because genes play a role in every cell in the body, research into genetics and genetic disorders could impact almost every area of health and wellness.

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RELATED RESEARCH AREAS:
  Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington Disease, Other Genetic Disorders, Sickle Cell Anemia, Chromosomal Disorders

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