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What are Recessive Disorders?

What are Recessive Disorders?

Recessive disorders are a direct result of the genes passed down to a child from the parents. Some recessive conditions may cause no noticeable problems while others are fatal. A recessive disorder is a disease or trait that is caused by genes encoding improper information. In many situations, an individual may never realize anything is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Intersexuality

Intersexuality

Intersex is a blanket term used to describe individuals who possess bodies that the medical establishment cannot classify definitively as male or female. The occurrence is relatively frequent and is estimated at 1 in every 2,000 births. The variations can be grouped into three major categories. The first encompasses people with chromosomal configurations other than [...]

September 15, 2011 More
Hermaphroditism

Hermaphroditism

The term hermaphrodite derives from Greek mythology. Hermaphroditus was the son of Aphrodite and Hermes, endowed with the beauty of both deities. One day, he was walking by a lake when the nymph Samalcis instantly fell in love with him. She pleaded for his love, which he soundly rejected. When he later disrobed and jumped [...]

September 13, 2011 More