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Genes and genetics8 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Title: Alpha Thalassaemia
Summary: Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production. Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body.
Title: Babies with atypical genitalia
Summary: You have been given this factsheet because your baby has been born with genitals that look a bit different (atypical). These genital differences are sometimes referred to as ‘intersex variations’, ‘differences of sex development’ or ‘variations in sex characteristics’. This fact sheet provides information for families to fully understand the issues and risks associated with your child’s specific intersex variation in order to make informed decisions about their best care and treatment.
Title: Beta Thalassaemia
Summary: Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production.
Title: Family planning....? - please consider having a carrier test for genetic blood disorders
Summary: Around 1 in 20 people worlwide is thought to have inherited an altered globin gene which they could pass on to their children. If you are a carrier of an altered globin gene it is important that your partner has a blood test to determine his or her carrier status.
Title: Fragile X syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it’s important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them
Title: Fragile X syndrome: overview
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.
Title: Genetic Alliance Australia generic brochure
Summary: Genetic Alliance (GA) brochure describing what is a genetic condition and detailing the services we provide. Our aim is to facilitate support for those affected directly or indirectly by genetic conditions throughout Australasia. GA provide peer support to families and individuals affected by a genetic condition.
Title: Sex characteristic variations in babies and children
Summary: You have been given this fact sheet because your baby or child has been diagnosed as having a variation in sex characteristics. This means your child was born with naturally occurring characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. These differences are also sometimes referred to as ‘intersex variations’, ‘differences of sex development’ or ‘conditions associated with reproductive development’. Different people prefer different terms.
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