Chromosome Disorders

Chromosome Disorders

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, this mucus blocks the airways, causing lung damage and making it hard to breathe... Read more about Cystic Fibrosis.

Down Syndrome

Adopting a child diagnosed with Down Syndrome can seem daunting at first.  But did you know that hundreds of families adopt a child with this condition every year?   Down syndrome is a common genetic variation ... Read more about Down Syndrome.

Genetic Syndrome

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Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited metabolic disorder. It is caused by a genetic mutation on Chromosome 12 and results in a child's inability to produce the enzyme that breaks down the amino acid phenylalanine. Phenyl... Read more about PKU.


A teratoma is a congenital (present at birth) tumor. This tumor contains three layers of tissue and can contain teeth, hair, eyes, and/or bones. Because of these common findings and the fact that teratomas form in the em... Read more about Teratoma.

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome. The effect that Turner syndrome  has on a child varies greatly; however there are a few common char... Read more about Turner Syndrome.