A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by a change, or mutation, in an individual’s DNA sequence. However, when a section of our DNA is changed in some way, the protein it codes for is also affected and may no longer be able to carry out its normal function. Depending on where these mutations occur, they can have little or no effect, or may profoundly alter the biology of cells in our body, resulting in a genetic disorder.

Chronic Genetic Disease:

  • Hemophilia

Additional Resources:


What is a genetic disorder? (2014, November 13). Retrieved from https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-a-genetic-disorder.