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What causes genetic disorders?

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by gene changes or mutations which interrupt the normal formation or correct functioning of the human body. These gene changes can be inherited from family members or happen for the first time in the affected individual.

 

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Warning Signs of a Hereditary Angioedema Attack
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Hereditary angioedema, also called HAE, is a rare genetic disorder that affects an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 people in the United States. People who h...
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The 4 Best Ways to Get Help for Hereditary Angioedema
The 4 Best Ways to Get Help for Hereditary Angioedema
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Can I get genetic testing for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)?
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There are a few research centers in the United States that offer genetic testing for hereditary hemo...
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