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Hey group 10 members!
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I've quickly done some research on the top 4 listed disorders.
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All of them had loads of info!!
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Let me know what you think and lets say by monday we should pick a topic?
  
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Angelman syndrome
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- rare neuro-genetic disorder
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- characterised by severe intellectual disability, speech impediment, sleep disturbance, unstable jerky gait, seizures and usually a happy demeanour
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- occurs about one in 20,000 births
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- Severe intellectual disability and developmental delay
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- Profound speech impairment
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- Movement for balance disorder
  
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Turner’s syndrome
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- affects about 1 in every 2,500 girls
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- usually short in height
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- born with only one X chromosome or they are missing part of one X chromosome
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- prevents the ovaries from developing properly
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- kidney problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, overweight, hearing difficulties, diabetes, and thyroid problems
  
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Williams Syndrome
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- rare genetic disorder characterized by mild to moderate mental retardation or learning difficulties, a distinctive facial appearance, and a unique personality that combines over-friendliness and high levels of empathy with anxiety.
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- Common problem: cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries
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- A random genetic mutation (deletion of a small piece of chromosome 7), rather than inheritance, most often causes the disorder
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- 50 percent chance of passing it on if they decide to have children
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Cystic Fibrosis
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- Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disease of the mucus and sweat glands, which affects the entire body.
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- affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and sex organs
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- makes it easy for bacteria to grow 
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- Difficulty breathing
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- multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and infertility result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body
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--[[User:Z3332629|Ashleigh Pontifex]] 14:10, 4 August 2011 (EST)
  
 
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Revision as of 14:10, 4 August 2011

Note - This page is an undergraduate science embryology student group project 2011.
2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip

Hey group 10 members! I've quickly done some research on the top 4 listed disorders. All of them had loads of info!! Let me know what you think and lets say by monday we should pick a topic?

Angelman syndrome - rare neuro-genetic disorder - characterised by severe intellectual disability, speech impediment, sleep disturbance, unstable jerky gait, seizures and usually a happy demeanour - occurs about one in 20,000 births - Severe intellectual disability and developmental delay - Profound speech impairment - Movement for balance disorder

Turner’s syndrome - affects about 1 in every 2,500 girls - usually short in height - born with only one X chromosome or they are missing part of one X chromosome - prevents the ovaries from developing properly - kidney problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, overweight, hearing difficulties, diabetes, and thyroid problems

Williams Syndrome - rare genetic disorder characterized by mild to moderate mental retardation or learning difficulties, a distinctive facial appearance, and a unique personality that combines over-friendliness and high levels of empathy with anxiety. - Common problem: cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries - A random genetic mutation (deletion of a small piece of chromosome 7), rather than inheritance, most often causes the disorder - 50 percent chance of passing it on if they decide to have children

Cystic Fibrosis - Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disease of the mucus and sweat glands, which affects the entire body. - affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and sex organs - makes it easy for bacteria to grow - Difficulty breathing - multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and infertility result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body


--Ashleigh Pontifex 14:10, 4 August 2011 (EST)


Your Project Goes Here.


2011 Projects: Turner Syndrome | DiGeorge Syndrome | Klinefelter's Syndrome | Huntington's Disease | Fragile X Syndrome | Tetralogy of Fallot | Angelman Syndrome | Friedreich's Ataxia | Williams-Beuren Syndrome | Duchenne Muscular Dystrolphy | Cleft Palate and Lip