Disorders or diseases, which may or may not be inherited, caused wholly or in part by a defect in an individual's genes. These defects may be caused by mutation or alteration of a gene, which occurs randomly or because of an environmental trigger; by a variation or different form of a gene; or by an abnormal chromosome number or structure.
Category: Health and Safety
Use this term instead ofGenetic Diseases
Added to ERIC: 1/1/2008