Exploring Genetics Through Genetic Disorders

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What shapes the characteristics of living things?

Genetic Disorders

Visit the following pages to learn about inherited conditions that are caused mainly by variations in single genes:

Mutations & Alleles

Where do new versions of genes come from?
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    This work was supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (1R25GM021903) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health