A Gifted Young Patient Seeks His Own Genetic Flaw|
Finding the Faulty Gene's Fellow Travelers
"Jumping" Toward the Gene
Discovering the Gene for Cystic Fibrosis
Seeking New Treatments
Who Should Be Tested?
|Kinships That Hold Clues to Disease|
|The Human Genome Project|
30 New Mutations per Lifetime|
Why Some Genetic Disorders Are So Common
The Genetic Recipe for Making Proteins
Dominant Disorders: A Fifty-Fifty Chance|
Recessive Disorders: One Chance in Four
X-linked Disorders: Males Are at Risk
Two Kinds of Disorders, Two Kinds of Proteins
What Gene Is At Fault?|
What Protein Does It Make?
Can The Protein or Gene Be Replaced?
Knocking Out Genes to Mimic or Cure Disease|
Cancer As a Genetic Disease
Tell us what you think...|
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