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Biotechnology

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Brain Foundation | Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous Sclerosis Description Tuberous Sclerosis is an uncommon andcomplex genetic disorder

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Brain Foundation | Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome Prader-Willi Syndrome Description Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that typically causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitive disabilities, problem behaviours, and a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity

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Brain Foundation | Leukodystrophy

Leukodystrophy Leukodystrophy Description Leukodystrophy and the related term leukoencephalopathy refer to a group of more than thirty-four conditions that affect the myelin, or white matter, of the brain and spinal cord

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Brain Foundation | Dysautonomia

Dysautonomia Dysautonomia (Familial Dysautonomia, Riley-Day Syndrome) Description Familial Dysautonomia (also known as Riley-Day Syndrome) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the sensory and autonomic nerve system

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Brain Foundation | Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs Disease Tay-Sachs Disease Description Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a fatal inherited (genetic) disorder of the central nervous system

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RANZCOG WEBSITE - Prenatal Screening for Chromosomal and Genetic Conditions

The principle of screening is to offer a safe, accessible test to identifywomen with an increased chance of having a baby affected by achromosomal or genetic condition

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Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

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Causes of depression | Black Dog Institute

Factors that can contribute to developing depression include genetics, brain chemistry, illness, personality, ageing, long-term pressure, stress

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Causes of bipolar disorder

While the exact causes of bipolar disorder are not yet fully understood, we do know that it is primarily a biological illness. However, its onset is often linked to stressful life events.

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Treatments for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a biological condition with a strong genetic component which requires long-term management.

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