single-gene disorders

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single-gene disorders

genetic disorders caused by DNA mutation within a single gene; single-gene sex-linked disorders occur when an affected gene forms part of either X or Y chromosomes
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This prediction has subsequently been shown to be correct, as evidenced by the accuracy of this approach for determining the fetal sex for sex-linked disorders and for fetal RhD genotyping.
For example, it's quite likely that the elective sex selection category includes PGDs done to detect sex-linked disorders as well as those done for family balancing, Dr.
Over 200 conditions (Table 1) can be identified using PCR and FISH (Anonymous, 2004) and fall into three broad categories: chromosomal abnormalities, sex-linked disorders, and single-gene disorders.