Chromosome abnormality and genetic disease

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    Abdul Rahman

    Can chromosome abnormalities also considered as a genetic disease?

    For example, in case of down syndrome there is an extra 21st chromosome. So can it be called a genetic abnormality or just a chromosomal disease?

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    Rosuf Jabbal

    Yes, the chromosomal abnormalities are also included in the genetic disorders.

    Ref – Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 8th Edition – page no. 4

    You can see it is very beautifully described there that chromosomal abnormalities are described in a subcategory of genetics called cytogenetics.

    So this is a part of genetics for sure.

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    Abdul Rahman

    Thanks, I don’t have that book, but shall surely read from the library.

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