Genetic Disorders Stories
Two Gene Mutations Boost Breast Cancer Risk, Scientists Find
Women with two genetic mutations have a higher risk of breast cancer and should be screened, scientists say.
Surrogate Refused To Abort Baby With Heart Defect: ‘I Had No Rights,’ She Says
A surrogate refused a baby’s parents’ wish for an abortion after finding out the unborn boy had a heart defect. Now she is calling on people to love them for their decision ultimately to "choose...
Woman, 25, Dies From High-Protein Diet
A 25-year-old bodybuilder in Australia died after a rare genetic disease prevented her body from properly metabolizing protein.
Scientists Made Old Cells Young Again With Exciting New Technique
In a new study, researchers succeeded in turning back the clock on the cells of children with a genetic disease that accelerates their aging process.
Scientists Deleted A Heart Disease Mutation From Embryos
Scientists have succeeded in editing out a harmful mutation from viable human embryos.
Charlie Gard's Parents Given More Time Before Boy's Life Support Ends
A court has ruled that ending life support is in the best interest of 10-month-old Charlie Gard.
Mom’s Photo Of Son’s Six-Figure Hospital Bill Goes Viral
Amid the GOP health care debate, a New Jersey mother voiced her son's story through a series of tweets, which have now gone viral.
What Is Childhood Alzheimer’s Disease?
The parents of two young girls have called on the public to help save their two young daughters recently diagnosed with “childhood Alzheimer’s.”
Eating Fava Beans Can Kill People With This Genetic Disorder
In severe cases, eating copious amounts of fava beans can kill people with this genetic disorder.
'Cat Eye Syndrome' Model With Facial Disfigurement Stuns In Beautiful Photoshoot
Caitlin Stickels, "cat eye syndrome" model, shows off her beauty for V Magazine to raise awareness for rare genetic disorder.
New Study Finds A Good Use For Fructose
Some surprising news about the positive attributes of fructose.
Schizophrenia Traced To Baby’s Brain Development
Scientists say they have observed what happens as cells develop in the womb for babies who grow up to have schizophrenia.