Genetic Disorders

Genetic disorders—like Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, sickle cell anemia, and hemophilia—can be the result of gene mutations or damaged chromosomes. These disorders may be, but aren't always, inherited.

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Sister Wives Star Maddie Brown Brush’s Baby Daughter Undergoes Amputation Surgery
The reality star previously revealed to PEOPLE that her daughter Evangalynn has a rare condition that causes limb malformation.
Living With Sickle Cell Disease Is a Constant Battle With Pain, According to One Woman Who Has It
People always tell Danielle Jamison, 35, that she "doesn't look sick." But the genetic blood disorder she's battled since childhood makes day-to-day life a challenge.
The Growths On This Woman's Lips Were Actually a Rare Sign That She's at Risk of Breast Cancer
The condition, called Cowden's syndrome, makes a woman's chances of having breast cancer shoot up to 85 percent.

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