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  1. Prader-Willi syndrome

    13 Nov 2018

    A feature of Prader-Willi syndrome is the child's excessive appetite, which often leads to obesity...

  2. Fragile X syndrome

    02 Nov 2018

    The facts about fragile X syndrome are complicated, and parents and family members are invited to ask their doctor to refer them to a genetics clinic...

  3. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

    01 Nov 2018

    CAH is a rare genetic disorder, but it is well understood and treatment is readily available...

  4. Ambiguous genitalia

    01 Nov 2018

    The causes of ambiguous genitalia include genetic variations, hormonal imbalances and malformations of the fetal tissues that are supposed to evolve into genitals...

  5. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

    The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should avoid alcohol...

  6. Spina bifida

    09 Mar 2018

    Folate can prevent up to 70 per cent of spina bifida cases if taken daily for one month before conception and during the first three months of pregnancy...

  7. Cleft palate and cleft lip

    09 Mar 2018

    Most cleft palates and cleft lips can be repaired so that appearance and speech develop normally...

  8. Dwarfism

    09 Mar 2018

    Dwarfism refers to a group of conditions characterised by shorter than normal skeletal growth...

  9. Tay-Sachs disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Tay-Sachs disease is a serious genetic disorder common in Ashkenazi Jews and French-Canadians...

  10. Noonan syndrome

    09 Mar 2018

    Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition that usually includes heart abnormalities and characteristic facial features...