There are thousands of genetic disorders that affect humans, some of which can have profound effects on a person’s quality of life. Genetic disorders are passed from parents to offspring in the genetic code, and in some cases, a person may be a carrier for a disease and pass it to their children without knowing. Because genetic diseases are usually caused by errors or mutations in the genetic code, it is extremely difficult to cure the condition, and in most cases, doctors can only treat the symptoms.
Duchenne Muscular Distrophy
Tay Sachs Disease
Adrenoleukodystrophy (Lorenzo’s Oil)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)
BRCA1/2 Breast Cancer
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
Acute myeloid leukemia