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Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include single inheritance (for example, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Marfan syndrome, and hemochromatosis), multifactoral inheritance, chromosome abnormalities (for example, Turner syndrome, and Klinefelter syndrome), and mitochondrial inheritance (for example, epilepsy and dementia).

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    • Achondroplasia A common form of short stature, achondroplasia (dwarfism) is a genetic condition causing a disorder of bone growth. Complications...learn more »
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      • Achondroplasia facts
      • What is achondroplasia?
      • What are the characteristics of achondroplasia?
      • How is achondroplasia diagnosed?
      • What can be done for patients with achondroplasia?
      • How is achondroplasia inherited?
      • What if someone with achondroplasia has children?
      • What if two people with achondroplasia have children?
      • What gene causes achondroplasia?
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) is a neurological disease that progresses rapidly. The disease attacks...learn more »
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      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Article
      • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis facts*
      • What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
      • Who gets ALS?
      • What are the symptoms of ALS?
      • How is ALS diagnosed?
      • What causes ALS?
      • How is ALS treated?
      • What research is being done on ALS?
      • How can I help research for ALS?
      • Where can I get more information about ALS?
    • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that may cause liver and lung disease in adults. Signs and symptoms...learn more »
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      Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Article
      • What is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of lung disease caused by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • How common is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • What genes are related to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • How do people inherit alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • Where can I find information about treatment for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
      • What other names do people use for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
    • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast...learn more »
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      Breast Cancer Article
      • Breast cancer facts
      • What is breast cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for breast cancer?
      • What causes breast cancer?
      • What are the different types of breast cancer?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
      • How is breast cancer diagnosed?
      • Screening
      • Definitive diagnosis
      • Specialized testing
      • What are the stages of breast cancer?
      • What is the treatment for breast cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation
      • Hormone therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • Breast cancer treatment by stage
      • What are the survival rates and prognosis for breast cancer?
      • What research is being performed on breast cancer?
      • Can breast cancer be prevented?
    • Cancer Risk Factors Though it's difficult to say why some people develop cancer while others don't, research shows that certain risk factors increase...learn more »
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      Cancer Risk Factors Article
      • Cancer risk factor facts*
      • What are cancer risk factors?
      • Growing older
      • Tobacco
      • Sunlight
      • Ionizing radiation
      • Certain chemicals and other substances
      • Some viruses and bacteria
      • Certain hormones
      • Family history of cancer
      • Alcohol
      • Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight
    • Cholesterol High cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol and triglyceride...learn more »
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      • What is cholesterol?
      • What are the different types of cholesterol?
      • Why is high cholesterol dangerous?
      • Where does cholesterol come from?
      • What are normal cholesterol levels?
      • Which foods can help lower cholesterol?
      • What other lifestyle interventions help lower cholesterol?
      • What medications are available to treat high cholesterol?

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  • Genetic Disorder
  • Heritable Disease
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