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 New treatment approved for rare genetic disease The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Palynziq for adults with phenylketonuria, a rare and serious genetic disease. The disorder that makes it impossible for a 3-year-old boy to eat Aaron Lipschitz (3) is the only person in SA suffering from a rare immune disease. We take a look at this condition. ‘I feel responsible for giving my daughter a rare disease’ On International Rare Diseases Day, Mrs South Africa 2018 speaks about the importance of researching your genealogy and opens up about her family's struggles. 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 How this Stranger Things actor is dealing with a rare condition We look into how teen TV actor, Gaten Matarazzo, is raising awareness about Cleidocranial Dysplasia – the rare disease he suffers from. Baby born with record 34 fingers and toes What would you do if your baby was born with polydactyly? 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. 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. Meet 'Wolf Man' – the hairiest man on Earth Larry Gomez was born with a rare condition which causes hair to grow over most of his body. '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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash!