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Genetic Mutations

Genetic Mutations

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Apert Syndrome This disorder causes craniosynostosis, or the premature fusion of bone plates.

This causes odd head and face affected from moderate to high. Click to edit Master subtitle styleAlso, a child formation. Typically there’s vision problems and high dental issues as struck with this might well. 1 in 65,000 to 88,000 babies will be a varied number of have affected. Almost all casesfingers and toes, and of Apert are caused by genetic mutations the bones may be without any trace of the disease in the family, but it is an autosomal melded together in any dominant disease so can be passed pattern, as certain 5/30/12

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Polydactyly Polydactyly isn’t a one particular disorder. It’s more a common part of genetic disorders and consists of having more than the typical amount of Although.jp g they’d still pass the trait http://208.amazonaws.feet. it’s usually a feet.com/bloghoax/nothumbs.47. African Americans are mutation that causes polydactyly. like Apert digits to the hands and syndrome.3/images/community/dermatlas/polydactyly_1 . but it’s more likely to have just an also a dominant allele.96. even if the extra appendage was removed. So if either extra parent had this disorder at finger on one hand while other races are for birth. This occurrence the 5/30/12 http://s3.

making it hard for lungs to develop properly.com/content/40/6/431/F1.bmj.Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy http://jmg. This makes most babies die at a very young age. It’s thought of as a form of dwarfism because while the head is the same size as a typical baby. the torso is long and the arms and legs are .lar 5/30/12 ge.jpg This condition causes a newborn’s ribcage to be bell shaped.

Since both eyes are focusing on different things at the same time.rynersonvisioncare. the brain gets 5/30/12 confused. hypertropia. each consists of the corneas going to different parts of the eye. exotropia.c om/images/strabismus_clip_ima . What happens is the eyes of an individual can never quite line up exactly the same. There’s four main types. it http://www. As you can see on the chart to the left. It’s seen in many including Apert.Strabismus Strabismus is another effect of genetic disorders. and hypotropia. Eventually. esotropia.

"MedlinePlus". 11/21/09 <www. 5/30/12 . "MedlinePlus ".D. 11/21/09 <ghr..nih. Haldeman-Englert M.nlm. Manju.nlm.nih. U. U.Subramanian M. 11/22/09 <ghr.htm >.gov/condition=asphyxiatingthoracicdystrop hy>.nlm.htm >.S. "Genetics Home Reference".S. National Institutes of Health.gov/condition=apertsyndrome>.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003176. National Library of Medicine.D. Chad. 11/22/09 <www. National Library of Medicine.nlm. "Genetics Home Reference".gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001004.. National Institutes or Health.nih.nih.

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