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Genetic and Metabolic :
Genetic Testing of Diseases

Genetic testing can show you if you have a genetic disease or an inherited vulnerability to certain diseases. You can then know if you need to take precautions to avoid getting diseases that run in your family, or to avoid passing them on to your children.

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Gene Therapy for Deafness Moves a Step Closer
Scientists at Oregon State University have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large p.....
Space Radiation Damages DNA in Astronauts
NASA Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the major heal.....
Gene Therapy Aids in Treating Alcoholism
A novel gene therapy discovered aids in treating alcoholism by using shRNA technology delivered, which reduces aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) express.....
Genetic Mutation Identified in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. Parkinson's disease patients carrying rare variants in the ACMSD gene which is not.....
Shortened Telomeres Linked to Dysfunction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have made a discovery about muscular dystrophy disorders that sugge.....


Respiratory Diseases - Diseases of the Human Respiratory System
Respiratory diseases affect any part of the respiratory system. Some of the lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can lead to respiratory failure... Read More
Pompe Disease: Causes Types Symptoms Signs Diagnosis Treatment FAQs
Pompe disease or Glycogen Storage Disease is a rare genetic disease caused by the buildup of a sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. It is caused by the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase... Read More
Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - Overview
Overview about muscular dystrophy, a muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and muscle wasting. .. Read More
Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Inborn errors of metabolism are genetic disorders that hamper the body’s metabolism resulting in severe clinical manifestations... Read More
Dysarthria - Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Dysarthria is a condition characterized by speech difficulty due to poor or weak speech muscle control... Read More
About DNA Fingerprinting
DNA fingerprinting is a technique which helps forensic scientists and legal experts solve crimes, identity thefts, legal suits and terrorism cases... Read More
Cystic Fibrosis - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Support Groups
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease involving the mucus and sweat glands and the medical world has still to find its cure.. Read More





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