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Genetic Disorders
Autism is characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Autism represents a broad group of developmental disorders … behaviors or severely limited activities and interests. … Autism - or more precisely the autism spectrum disorders … not certain what causes autism, but it's likely that both genetics and environment play a role. The causes of autism
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Autism is a developmental brain disorder characterized by impaired social interactions, communication problems, and repetitive behaviors.
AutismAutism is a developmental brain disorder characterized by … communication problems, and repetitive behaviors. … Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, … The exact cause of autism is not entirely known, although genetics clearly plays an important role. Autism is one of a …
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New research provides a better understanding of some of the genetic and cellular changes in pathways and processes involved in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
… to uncover dozens of genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at … in 107 genes that are likely to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - a jump from the nine genes … In each case, the changes in these pathways were linked to autism risk. They include: Synaptic function. Synapses are …
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Genetic testing is the use of a laboratory test to look for genetic variations associated with a disease.
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Genetic counseling is the professional interaction between a healthcare provider with specialized knowledge of genetics and an individual or family.
… a healthcare provider with specialized knowledge of genetics and an individual or family. … Genetic Counseling, … a healthcare provider with specialized knowledge of genetics and an individual or family. … Educational Resources …
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Genetic discrimination is prejudice directed against people who have or may have a genetic disease.
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Genetic epidemiology is a relatively new medical discipline that seeks to understand how genetic factors interact with the environment in the context of disease in populations.
… … Genetic Epidemiology, Healthcare, Medicine, Population Genetics, Genetic Disease … Genetic epidemiology is a field …
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Genetic professionals provide information and support to individuals or families who have genetic disorders or may be at risk for inherited conditions.
… disorders or may be at risk for inherited conditions. … Genetics professionals are health care professionals with specialized degrees and experience in medical genetics and counseling. Genetics professionals include geneticists, genetic …
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Genetic engineering is the process of using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology to alter the genetic makeup of an organism.
Research Training
Two-year fellowships for M.D.s and Ph.D.s in cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics.
… (NHGRI) sponsors the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Medical Genetics Training Program that offers two-year fellowships … for M.D.s and Ph.D.s in cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics. … This program provides participants the …