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Homework Help: Health (Ms. Sue)

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 9:29pm.

1. Compare three types of hereditary diseases.

A: Single-gene diseases occur when 1 gene out of the 30,000 to 40,000 genes in the body has a harmful mutation, whereas in complex diseases, more than one gene influences the onset of the disease. However, chromosomal diseases can occur when a person inherits the wrong number of chromosomes or when one of the chromosomes is incomplete?

2. Differentiate between immune disorders and autoimmune diseases.

A: Immune disorders are the result of when the immune system does not function properly, whereas autoimmune diseases are the result of when the immune system attacks the cells of the body that the immune system normally protects?

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