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Topic Index - Medical Genetics

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Overview of Birth Defects

Chromosome Abnormalities

Overview of Chromosome Abnormalities

Types of Chromosome Abnormalities

Numerical Abnormalities: Overview of Trisomies and Monosomies

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Trisomy 18 & 13

Turner Syndrome

Structural Abnormalities: Deletions (Cri du Chat) and Duplications (Pallister Killian)

Translocations

Translocation Down Syndrome

Other Arrangements: Rings and Inversions

Mosaicism

Mosaic Down Syndrome

How Chromosome Abnormalities Happen: Meiosis, Mitosis, Maternal Age, Environment

Chance a Chromosome Abnormality Will Occur Again: Numerical, Structural (Inherited and De Novo), Mosaicism

Single Gene Defects

Overview of Single Gene Defects

Autosomal Dominant: Marfan Syndrome

Autosomal Recessive: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Tay Sachs Disease

X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A

X-linked Dominant: Incontinentia Pigmenti

The Difference Between a Chromosome Abnormality and a Single Gene Defect

Multifactorial Inheritance

Teratogens

Teratogens Overview

Examples of Teratogens

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Phenytoin (Dilantin)

Varicella

Examples of Non-Teratogenic Agents: Spermicides, Acetaminophen, Prenatal Vitamins, Using a Microwave to Cook Food

Identifying Teratogens

Non-Traditional Inheritance

Uniparental Disomy: Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome

Trinucleotide Repeats: Fragile-X Syndrome

Mitochondrial Inheritance: Leber's Optic Atrophy

Evaluating a Child for Birth Defects

Overview of Newborn Screening for Birth Defects

Medical History and Genetic Testing

Testing for Birth Defects

Chromosome Studies: Karyotype, Extended Banding, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH), and Chromosomal Microarray Analysis

Studies for Single Gene Defects: DNA (Direct and Indirect)

Biochemical Genetic Testing

Uses of Genetic Testing

Genetic Services: When, Where, How

Identification, Treatment, and Prevention of Birth Defects

The Human Genome Project

Vitamin, Gene, and Enzyme Replacement Therapy

Before Your Next Pregnancy

When to Seek Genetic Counseling

Glossary

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