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Tay - sachs: Deadly Genetics
Named after a British ophthalmologist Waren Tay and American nuerologist Bernard Sachs, the Tay-Sachs disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. It is also called hexosaminidase A deficiency. The disorder is prevalent among the populations including the French Canadians of Quebec, the Cajuns of Louisiana,…
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Cry Of the Cat: A Look Into Cri Du Chat
“Cat cry” or “call of the cat” is the literal translation of the genetic disorder known as Cri du Chat Syndrome. This disorder is a result of the deletion of a part of chromosome 5 in humans, one of the largest chromosomes in humans. Described in 1963, this rare genetic…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 13, 2012  
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