DNA Mechanical Workings MyHappyGenes

Sickle Cell Disease- A Single-Gene Disorder

A prime example of a single-gene disorder is sickle cell disease. This refers to an autosomal recessive blood disorder caused by a variant of the β-globin gene called sickle hemoglobin (Hb S).  With sickle cell disease, a single nucleotide substitution (T→A) in the sixth codon of the β-globin gene results in the substitution of valine …

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Stress and Immune Covid-19

Genetics Have a Role in Immunity

There is a growing body of evidence that genetics have a role in immunity. Our immune system is incredibly complex. Defense against infection is increasingly recognized to be complex and is shaped by the contributions of multiple genes and a multitude of environmental factors, including your diet.