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Genetic Disorders

Genetic disorders - Better Health Channel -open

A genetic disorder is caused by an altered set of genes. The four broad groups of genetic disorders are single gene disorders, chromosome abnormalities, mitochondrial disorders and multifactorial disorders. The four main ways of inheriting an altered gene are autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked dominant and X-linked recessive. Around 6,000 known genetic disorders are caused by inheriting an altered gene.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Genetic_disorders 


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