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Talking Glossary
Environmental factors, as related to genetics, refers to exposures to substances (such as pesticides or industrial waste) where we live or work, behaviors (such as smoking or poor diet) that can increase an individual’s risk of disease or stressful situations (such as racism).
Genetic Disorders
Klinefelter syndrome is a condition that occurs in men as a result of an extra X chromosome. The most common symptom is infertility.
… Klinefelter syndrome is a condition that occurs in men as a result of an … the doctor because of infertility. Klinefelter syndrome is associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, a rare tumor called extragonadal germ cell tumor, lung disease, …
Genetic Disorders
Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is an inherited disorder of blood clotting.
Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is an inherited disorder of blood clotting. … Factor V Leiden is the name of a specific mutation (genetic … abnormal blood clots in blood vessels. People who have the factor V Leiden mutation are at somewhat higher than average …
News Release
NHGRI researchers have discovered clues to the possible cause of recurring, non-contagious fevers and sores that affect only children. Several genes have been implicated with the syndrome, known as PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis), which could lead to new treatments.
… … Study shows mutations in inflammation-related genes are associated with PFAPA syndrome … Researchers at the National Human Genome Research … implicated with the syndrome, known as PFAPA syndrome (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis), …
Educational Resources
A tumor suppressor gene directs the production of a protein that is part of the system that regulates cell division.
Tumor Suppressor Gene … A tumor suppressor gene directs the production of a protein … … BRCA1, BRCA2, Cancer, Oncogene, Cell, Gene, Mutation … A tumor suppressor gene encodes a protein that acts to regulate …
Educational Resources
A syndrome is a collection of recognizable traits or abnormalities that tend to occur together and are associated with a specific disease.
Syndrome … A syndrome is a collection of recognizable traits … or abnormalities that tend to occur together and are associated with a specific disease. … Fragile X Syndrome, … or abnormalities that tend to occur together and are associated with a specific disease. … Educational Resources …
Educational Resources
Fragile X syndrome is a hereditary disorder affecting mostly males.
… Fragile X Syndrome … Fragile X syndrome is a hereditary disorder affecting mostly males. … … Y Chromosome, Genetic Disorder, Mutation … Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that affects a person’s …
Genetic Disorders
WAGR syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a deletion of genes located on chromosome 11, often causing eye problems and increased risk of cancer in babies.
… WAGR syndrome is a rare genetic condition caused by a deletion of … for the first letters of the physical and mental problems associated with the condition: (W)ilms' Tumor, the most common form of kidney cancer in children. …
Genetic Disorders
Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a disorder characterized by elevated levels of antibodies that are associated with clots in the arteries and veins.
… Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a disorder characterized by elevated levels of multiple different antibodies that are associated with both arterial and venous thrombosis (clots in … on the skin, usually on the legs, and sometimes skin necrosis (a condition in which the skin tissue dies). Stroke …