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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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.
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Ga. Boy With Genetic Disease Needs Kidney After Dad Kills Mom, Who Planned to Donate Hers

Audra Eaker died in 2016 without fulfilling her goal to help the son, now 13, who was born with a chronic kidney disease.