Browse our index of articles on genetic disorders to learn about a specific condition. Information includes signs and symptoms of the condition, how it is diagnosed and where to go for support.
Guide to genetic disorders
Problems with genes can cause health or development problems. Some genetic disorders affect people from birth, others develop later in life. Learn more from a trusted source.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a common, inherited genetic condition that can cause chronic lung and liver disease. Treatment can slow down the progress of the disease. Learn more here.
Apert syndrome is a rare condition that causes an abnormally shaped skull and fused fingers and toes. Other body parts and organs are also affected. Surgery and other treatments can, however, help development.
G6PD deficiency, sometimes called 'favism', is a genetic disorder that causes red blood cells to break down when exposed to triggers. People with G6PD deficiency can live a healthy life.
Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder that can affect many parts of the body and lead to many different types of symptom. Learn more here.
Cystic fibrosis (CF)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with CF.
This group of genetic conditions affects the nervous system, usually the hand and foot muscles first. It worsens, but some therapies are effective.
This genetic disorder involves sensory, developmental and hormonal symptoms, but most girls and women with Turner syndrome enjoy a normal life.
Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
Edwards syndrome, also called Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in babies that causes severe disability. It is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18.