mendelian disorder


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mendelian disorder

A popular term for any genetic disease which follows simple mendelian patterns of inheritance (e.g., autosomal recessive disorders, such as cystic fibrosis).

mendelian disorder

Clinical genetics A popular term for any genetic disease which follows simple mendelian patterns of inheritance–eg, autosomal recessive disorders, such as cystic fibrosis. Cf Nonmendelian disorder.
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The embryonic genome allowed us to perform a genomewide diagnosis of mendelian disorders, including 83 common mendelian disorders in the clinic involving 384 genes (Fig.
This is particularly true as we begin screening populations not previously evaluated for Mendelian disorders.
Recent successes utilizing exome sequencing in diagnosing rare Mendelian disorders are abundant.
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Gene pooling has given rise to increased susceptibility to certain rare Mendelian disorders among such groups as the Amish, the Ashkenazi Jews, the French Canadians, and the Afrikaners.
These tests, which are performed in CLIA-certified laboratories, are mainly for mendelian disorders with well-established causal relationships between genes and diseases.
Currently, GeneDx offers testing for over 300 rare Mendelian disorders using DNA sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis of the associated gene(s).
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PGD can be potentially used for prenatal genetic testing of cytogenetic and Mendelian disorders in embryos prior to being implanted in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART).
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Mitter's expertise encompasses Prenatal, Postnatal and Cancer Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, as well as Genetic Counseling for prenatal state, inheritable cancers and all types of Mendelian disorders.
Since I spoke at this Forum in 1993 (1), the emphasis in human genetics research has shifted from rare Mendelian disorders to common, complex diseases, but "Issues of benefits and risks of genetic testing", the title of my earlier presentation, have, if anything, become more important.