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Genetic Disorders

Scope Note: 
Disorders or diseases, which may or may not be inherited, caused wholly or in part by a defect in an individualÂ?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. Prior to 2004, the Identifier "Genetic Diseases" may have been used to index this concept.
Category: Health and Safety
Broader Terms
Diseases
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Genetic Diseases
Hereditary Diseases
Related Terms
Cancer
Congenital Impairments
Developmental Disabilities
Down Syndrome
Genetics
Heredity
Intellectual Disability
Added to ERIC: 1/1/2008