• What is X-linked recessive inheritance?

    The X chromosome contains many genes that are important for growth and development. The Y chromosome is quite smaller and contains fewer genes. Females have two copies of the X chromosome (XX), thus
  • Toxic agents, radiation and microbes: non-genetic factors that can cause a rare disease

    Approximately 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin and are present at birth. However, rare diseases are not always caused by a de novo mutation —occurred spontaneously during reproductive cell
  • Amniocentesis test

    Amniocentesis is a procedure by which part of the amniotic fluid (the liquid contained within the amniotic sac) is removed for genetic testing during pregnancy. It is mainly used to detect anomalies