I can't find any studies on this at all.There are a few studies suggesting that particular combinations of parents from different ethnic backgrounds may face certain problems in producing offspring at a slightly higher rate. See Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks, Stanford/PackardI would guess that if this effect
There is an inherited form of keratoconus. It is an autosomal dominant, so all carriers of the gene get the disease. Most cases are not inherited and there is no family history of the disease. It is thought to be a result of an imbalance of enzymes within the cornea that result in
Is there any cure or will there ever be a cure for genetic disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta?
Is there any cure or will there ever be a cure for genetic disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta?As of yet there is no cure, although a number of treatments are under study.The genes involved with osteogenesis imperfecta have been identified, but it is very early days in identifying genetic diseases early in development and treating them.
Edwards syndrome is caused by an extra number 18 chromosome. It is entirely analagous with Down syndrome which has an extra number 21 chromosome. Cardiac defects are extremely common and there are major difficulties the intestinal tract, urinary tract and the limbs.