genetic defect


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ge·net·ic de·fect

(jĕ-netik dēfekt)
Any disease or disorder that is inherited.
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The father said Abdullah was born with only one kidney due to a genetic defect, and when he was 13, he had renal failure.
Nicknamed as "Hellboy" Schlitte's left arm is of normal size but a rare genetic defect makes his right forearm bone 33 per cent larger than his left, News.com.au reported.
The work by researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute suggests that human induced pluripotent stem cells altered to correct a genetic defect may be cultured into subsequent generations of cells that remain free of the initial disease.
The work by researchers at the Morgridgc Institute for Research, the University of WisconsinMadison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute suggests that human induced pluripotent stem cells altered to correct a genetic defect may be cultured into subsequent generations of cells that remain free of the initial disease.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have found a second genetic defect that accounts for previously unexplained forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a disorder that weakens bones, sometimes results in frequent fractures and is sometimes fatal.
XLP, also known as Duncan's syndrome, is an inherited genetic defect that causes immune system dysfunction in response to some viral infections.
Among children with a clinical syndrome of IFN[gamma]-receptor deficiency, a clear genetic defect was identified in [approximately equal to] 20%.
Pgd is a specialised treatment for couples who carry an inherited genetic defect that could cause serious health risks for their children.
A provocative new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic suggests that many incidents of unexplained drownings may be the result of a failure in the heart's electrical system because of a genetic defect. By applying lessons from the Human Genome Project, geneticists at the Rochester, Minn., lab have identified what they believe are defects in a gene called "RyR2," which cause malfunctions in the heart's electrical system.
A single genetic defect inherited by children from their mothers may play a key role in a host of life-threatening disorders, scientists said yesterday.
It is fairly clear that patients who experience ototoxicity-induced hearing loss as a result of aminoglycoside administration have a genetic defect. Among those who do not have such a defect, the hearing loss appears to be a dose-related phenomenon.
Five-year-old Adam Fansa, from Worthing, in West Sussex, was diagnosed with the extremely rare genetic defect known as X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome, or Duncan's Syndrome, in October last year.