Genetic Influences

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Cystic Fibrosis
Inherited disease caused by a family gene. This gene controls the movement of salt and water in and out of our cells, so the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breath and digest food.
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Tourettes Syndrome
It's a neurological condition (affects brain and nervous system) Characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.
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Hunington's Disease
An inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in one brain.
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Cystic Fibrosis- Dr. Dorothy Andersen
She provided the first clear description of this illness in 1938;
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Tourettes Syndrome- Dr. George Gilles de la Tourette
Named after this French Doctor, who first described the syndrome and its symptoms in the 19th Century.
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Hunington's Disease- Dr. George Hunington
First recognised as an inherited disorder in 1972; he wrote a paper called Chorea. A hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia.
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It's a neurological condition (affects brain and nervous system) Characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

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Tourettes Syndrome

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An inherited condition that damages certain nerve cells in one brain.

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She provided the first clear description of this illness in 1938;

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Named after this French Doctor, who first described the syndrome and its symptoms in the 19th Century.

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