Inherited diseases

Lesson 6. Gene Therapy

Gene therapy is a rapidly evolving field of medicine whose principle involves the provision of a functional version of a defective gene through the addition of a new copy of the gene or the use of editing tools to correct genetic mutations, using specific vectors. I believe that within 20 or 30 years from now, […]

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Lesson 5. Diagnosis of Genetic Disease by Computational Analysis

Advances in computational biology and genomics have revolutionized the field of genetic diagnosis. Computational analysis can be used to identify disease-causing mutations in patients with suspected genetic disorders, and can provide valuable insights into disease mechanisms, genotype-phenotype correlations, and potential therapeutic targets. Computational approaches to genetic diagnosis include genome sequencing, transcriptome analysis, proteomics, and metabolomics,

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Lesson 3. Signaling Pathway

Cell signaling or signal transduction refers to the process of transmitting chemical or physical signal through a cell by a series of molecular events. The lesson will contain the fundamentals of understanding the ability of a cell to receive, process, and communicate with other cells, with itself, and with other molecules. Cell signaling is vital

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Wrap-up

After going through the course, you now have a better understanding of rare inherited diseases, especially in the Philippines. In this course, we have learned the definition of a rare inherited disease, its examples, and the most recent diagnostic techniques employed around the world. In addition, you now have more knowledge about the landscape of

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Lesson 5. Other Non-Communicable Diseases and Genetic Disorders

By nature, genetic disorders are non-communicable diseases. Non-communicable are diseases that are not infectious. These diseases are chronic, long-term, and are a result of a variety of factors such as genetics, environment, lifestyle, and behavior. They affect more people in low to middle-income countries – such as the Philippines, owing to the lack of accessible

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