Genes and genetics
Genes are inherited and contain information that our cells use to control growth, development and health. Genetic changes disrupt these messages and can cause health problems. These may be present at birth or may appear later in life.
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Topic: Introduction to genes and genetics
Being born with a faulty gene that makes you susceptible to a particular disease doesn't mean you are destined to develop it.
Traits or distinguishing characteristics are passed on from parents to children through their genes.
genetic disorder is caused by an altered or faulty gene or set of genes.