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A Simple Guide to Genetic Diseases
Series: A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / genetic, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
A genetic disease is a disease caused by a abnormal form of a gene called a variation or a change of a gene called a mutation. Genetic disorders can be caused 1. by a mutation in one gene (monogenetic disorder) Monogenetic disorders are relatively rare and are caused by a mutation in a single gene. The mutation may be present on one or both chromosomes (one chromosome from each parent)