Home > Medical > Genetics > Genes and disease Genes and disease All sections in Genetics » About Genetics » Gene Therapy » Genes and disease » Genes and Obesity » Health Tips » Nature vs Nurture » Genetics News » Paternity Testing » Stem Cells » Muscular dystrophy » Motor neuron disease » Multiple sclerosis 'Fountain of youth' gene discovered in Amish community Individuals in secluded Amish families in the US appear to be genetically protected against age-related changes. Catalogue of DNA helps locate roots of disease Researchers are finding small faults in human DNA that cause disease, generally caused by a single malfunctioning gene. Bangladeshi boy with 'old man' illness baffles doctors Doctors at a top Bangladeshi hospital agreed to diagnose and treat a boy born with excess skin that hangs from his limbs and face, making him look like an old man. Check Assess your diabetes risk » Quiz Am I at risk for COPD? » Ask CyberDoc » 10 ways to boost your metabolism World's Most Famous TB Patients New drug eases Huntington's disease symptoms If approved by the FDA, deutetrabenazine may provide another treatment option, making Huntington's disease an increasingly treatable condition. Understanding your entire genome may improve medical treatment We are now on the threshold of whole genome sequencing at a cost that makes it accessible as a tool for personalised healthcare. Woman sues after child is born with Down syndrome The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Thursday for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court ruling against a damages claim by the mother of a Down syndrome child. PGD-IVF testing: what you need to know PGD stands for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis; IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. Together they are a technique for preventing Huntington’s disease (HD) from being passed on to children. Some people defy their 'genetic destiny' and sidestep disease A study of 13 rare cases suggests that DNA 'destiny' can occasionally be escaped when it comes to inherited diseases. New hope for those with stone man syndrome Researchers believe there's hope for patients with a rare genetic disorder that turns their muscle into bone. Without intervention, most patients young, starving to death after their jaws freeze shut or suffocating when new bone develops. Prenatal testing for Huntington's disease Prenatal testing can be performed during pregnancy to determine whether an unborn child has inherited the gene sequence for Huntington’s disease. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher!