Family bonds can be very strong, so strong that several genetic disorders, or conditions, are common in children through their parents or grandparents where diseases can directly be traced back through ancestry or ethnicity. For example, sickle cell anemia is one common genetic disorder that mainly affects individuals of African or Mediterranean descent.
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So whether you fear a genetic condition due to your ethnicity—or if a certain genetic disease is common throughout your ancestry; here are the ten most common DNA mutation disorders…
1. Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most widespread inherited genetic disorders. It prominently affects Caucasians who are Ashkenazi Jews. It occurs only when both parents are carriers, which gives their children a 1 in 4 risk of contracting the disease. Cystic Fibrosis results when a lack of a certain protein is present and the balance of chloride in the body isn’t restricted. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, recurrent lung infections, digestive, and reproductive issues.