Introduction To Genetics
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

 

Many rare kidney diseases are caused by genetic mutations. Please find links below for an overview of DNA, genes and genetics and how genetic mutations can cause disease. Different types of inheritance and links to further information are also shown.

 

Overview

For an overview and introduction to genetics, please click the following link to the Centre for Genetics Education, NSW; //www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets

 

DNA, Genes and Chromosomes

For an overview see Fact Sheet: Introduction to DNA, Genes and Chromosomes  (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW);  http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-1-an-introduction-to-dna-genes-and-chromosomes

 

Gene Mutations

For an overview see Fact Sheet: Gene Mutations (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW)http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-3-gene-mutations

 

Different Types of Inheritance

For an overview see links below for Fact Sheets (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW).

 

 Autosomal Recessive 

See Fact Sheet: Autosomal Recessive Inheritance (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW); http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-7-autosomal-recessive-inheritance

 

Autosomal Dominant

See Fact Sheet: Autosomal Dominant Inheritance (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW); http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-8-autosomal-dominant-inheritance

 

X-linked Recessive

See Fact Sheet: X-linked Recessive Inheritance (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW); http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-9-x-linked-recessive-inheritance

 

X-linked Dominant

See Fact Sheet: X-linked Dominant Inheritance (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW); http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-10-x-linked-dominant-inheritance

 

Mitochondrial Inheritance

See Fact Sheet: Mitochondrial Inheritance (Centre for Genetics Education, NSW); http://www.genetics.edu.au/publications-and-resources/facts-sheets/fact-sheet-12-mitochondrial-inheritance

 

The resources on this site should not be used as a replacement for care or advice from your medical doctor. If you have questions about a medical condition or health related issue, please consult your medical doctor or a healthcare professional.

 

This page was last updated on 4th Sept, 2018.