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How many diseases are detectable by genetic Screening?
March 05, 2012 5:54PM
The latest numbers and still rising is nearly 7000 genetic diseases have been recognized and mapped as to genetic causes. Source is the US Gov genetics site.
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How many incurable genetic diseases or disorders are there in the world?
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How many people die each year from genetic diseases?
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Is genetic screening good or bad?
Genetic screening definitely has its benefits, allowing you to possibly pre-determine future diseases in a child. But There are also many risks. Such as a miscarriage because amniotic fluid or tissue from around the fetus is needed for the test. The test results only come back if your child is more likely than not to have a disease, the percentage could still be small, but a parent may panick and terminate the preganancy. The child could have been perfectly healthy, but the test showed traces of a disease in their gene pool. Screenings can also show if a baby has a certain eye or hair color. The screening can cost thousands of dollars, to not even receive a result. When talking about genetic screening being either good or bad, it all comes down to your morals and values. Do you think its okay that people will get these screenings done so they can terminate a child who isn't good enough? Who doesnt have the blue eyes they want? Or do you think that its good because a family with a long history of genetic diseases can finally end the line? So, really, it all comes down to you morals, and how much you value human life. Just to clear it up, Im not an anti-abortion, 'no genetic screening' person. I believe that it should be met in the middle in which parents can look at possible diseases, but only after the time that it is too late to have an abortion. It just sounds wrong, terminating a preganancy because it isn't good enough. But knowing the chances of disease could help the parents prepare for later on in life when they MIGHT have to deal with it. Robyn Maher
Is genetic engineering in humans good?
Yes Answer YES. Think about it, we could eliminate genes that code for inheritable diseases and mental diseases. I know and have seen many mentally ill people and people with genetic diseases and it breaks my heart. The pain they have to go through....it could all be eliminated before birth by fixing the genes.
What is the difference between complex genetic diseases and single-gene diseases?
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Diseases of the nervous system may result from?
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Can you know my disease in future with the DNA testing?
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Why is hemophilia a common disease in royal families?
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How many diseases have been identified as resulting directly from abnormal genes?
What types of diseases are the most common genetic diseases?
Answer: The most genetic type of diseases are; Down's syndrome, autistic disorders, and color-blindness. Answer: Single-gene genetic diseases, such as multiple colonic polyps of familial disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, psoriasis, hypercholesterolemia, polycystic kidney disease, neurofibromatosis, retinoblastoma, peroneal muscular atrophy, achondroplasia, many refer to and that, ptosis, congenital deaf-mute, since the whole body, and hemophilia, xeroderma pigmentosum, phenylketonuria, fish disease, nystagmus, retinitis pigmentosa, vitamin D resistant rickets, etc. Many genetic diseases, which is common diseases and frequently-occurring disease. Such as essential hypertension, bronchial asthma, coronary heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, epilepsy, congenital heart disease, peptic ulcer, lower limb varicose veins, glaucoma, kidney stones, spina bifida, no brains infants, cleft lip, cleft palate, clubfoot, etc.
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How do genetic diseases differ from infectious diseases?
genetic diseases are associated with birth via the DNA chain (as is cystic fibrosis) ; infectious diseases are those types of pathologies like malaria, for instance, which is transported by a specific mosquito which implants the malaria germ into your blood stream. it is more complicated then that when some diseases are fundamentally genetic but are associated with many infectious traits.