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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
 
 
 
--[[User:Z3332629|z3332629]] 14:10, 4 August 2011 (EST)
 
 
 
--[[User:S8600021|Mark Hill]] 12:44, 5 August 2011 (EST) This belongs on your discussion page.
 
--[[User:S8600021|Mark Hill]] 12:44, 5 August 2011 (EST) This belongs on your discussion page.
 
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