The most common genetic conditions in the world
Down syndrome: -Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21.
Cystic fibrosis: -Cystic fibrosis is a genetic, hereditary condition that mainly affects an individual's lungs and digestive track.
How common is it?: -Around 100,000 people are affected by cystic fibrosis worldwide, with 40,000 of those cases.
Hemophilia: -Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder that prevents an individual's blood from clotting properly.
What can be done?: -Cystic fibrosis is usually recognized at birth, as it will appear on the preliminary heel stick blood test.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy: -Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, is a hereditary chromosomal disorder that mostly affects young boys.
Fragile X syndrome: -Fragile X syndrome is a chromosome mutation that can be passed down by either parents to their child.
Sickle cell anemia: -Sickle cell anemia is only one of many conditions related to sickle cells
Huntington's disease: -Huntington's disease is a hereditary condition that inhibits the function of the brain's cerebral cortex over time, causing
Thalassemia: -Thalassemia is another blood condition that can be inherited from one's parents.