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Nina Berry Dr. Watts SCI_2233 June 05, 2018 Midterm Project: Prader-Willi Syndrome Genetic Abnormalities are although not common, not always a bad thing. With new science and technology it has become easier to evaluate these abnormalities, and treat them. Some being more severe than others, but one thing they all have in common is being quite rare and only being obtained in one of every thousands and or millions. One Genetic Abnormality that is not often heard of is Prader-Willi Syndrome. Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes poor muscle tone from birth. This syndrome is also known to be the leading cause of life-threatening childhood obesity, obesity being the biggest physical abnormality Prader-Willi Syndrome causes. Being found in all races and all genders worldwide, it is known there is no way to prevent Prader-Willi Syndrome from occurring. Having a hungry feeling all the time due to a lack of genes is the biggest down fall to the syndrome itself, and is what leads to obesity to those who are diagnosed. According to Genetics Home Reference in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Prader- Willi Syndrome is a very wide variety kind of syndrome that is characterized by weak muscle tone called hypotonia. They also state that, “Behavioral problems are common, including temper outburst, stubbornness, and compulsive behavior such as picking at the skin.” This goes to show for the lack of mental and physical development followed with the other effects of this syndrome. Delayed puberty and infertility issues follow many males and females who do have 1
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