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  1. Dwarfism

    22 Mar 2019

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

  2. Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    21 Mar 2019

    PKU is an inherited disorder that prevents the normal breakdown of a protein found in some foods...

  3. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    11 Mar 2019

    ASD is a complex disorder that affects a person's ability to interact with the world around them...

  4. Cri du chat syndrome

    16 Dec 2018

    Most children born with cri du chat syndrome have moderate intellectual disability, with varying degrees of speech delay and some health problems...

  5. Fragile X syndrome

    03 Dec 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...

  6. Prader-Willi syndrome

    13 Nov 2018

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

  7. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

    01 Nov 2018

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

  8. 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...

  9. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

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

  10. 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...