Creating a better future through Biotechnology

August 20, 2017

All of us wants a happy & comfortable life, without any ailments. All of us wants to be active throughout our lifetime. All of us wants to live a life of our choice.

 

Most of these wishes remains just as wishes for most of us because of various reasons. One reason can be a possible diseases which can turn our life upside down. Hereditary diseases are something which in most case doesn't have a reason to occur or which isn't occurring due to our actions and they are  expensive to treat & hard to diagnose.

 

There are various types of Genetic linked diseases like;

  • Single gene inheritance which includes cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Marfan syndrome, Huntington's disease, hemochromatosis etc.

  • Multifactorial inheritance which includes heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity etc.

  • Chromosome abnormalities like Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Cri du chat syndrome, or the "cry of the cat" syndrome etc.

  • Mitochondrial inheritance like Leber's hereditary optic atrophy, myoclonic epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers, mitochondrialencephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes etc.