On top of Hemophilia, there are many other hereditary diseases
in the world. Some serious diseases that are passed down through genetics include...
A syndrome that causes slowed growth, abnormal facial features, and mental retardation. Down
syndrome is caused by an extra copy of all or part of chromosome 21. Most individuals with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s
disease in adulthood. (alz.org)
A rare chromosomal disorder of females characterized by short stature and the lack of sexual
development at puberty. Although the exact cause of Turner's Syndrome is not known, it is believed that the disorder
may result from an error during the division (meiosis) of a parent's sex cells. (onr.com)
An inherited disorder that affects phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism and leads to the excretion
of homogentisic acid in the urine. Also called homogentisuria. (dictionary.reference)
A genetic inhability to distinguish differences in hue, aka colour. (dictionary.reference)
United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome. (dictionary.reference)
Since most hereditary diseases cannot be cured, it is important to spread the word. By educating
the public about these genetic disorders, it will spread awarness, which could later lead to research funds and
charities towards these diseases. Even though most diseases already have research money, they can never have enough of
it. I'm doing my part by spreading the awarness, will you do yours?