Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology Research

Genetic Syndromes Scholarly Peer-Review Journal

When one or more of those genes or chromosomes are missing or mutated, or if extra chromosomes are present, the proteins might not get made, could also be made incorrectly, or too many may be made. Any of those situations can cause abnormal development and growth and may end in a genetic syndrome. Sometimes these abnormal genes or chromosomes are passed down from a parent, and sometimes they occur spontaneously without reason. Each cell within the physical body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. You inherit one set of the pair from your father and one set from your mother. Each chromosome is formed from many genes, about 2,000 in each chromosome, for a complete of fifty genes in each cell. These genes make all the proteins within the body, which promote development and growth, and perform all body functions.

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