Genetic Disorder

  • Living with a rare, deadly Hunter syndrome: 12-year-old Arian's story June 12, 2014

    Kolkata: In a small, one bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Kolkata, 35-year-old Debjani Chowdhury sits in front of a dusty computer trying to tweet. Her 12-year-old son Arian is lying on the bed, staring at the ceiling. "If I knew I had to go through all this, talk to the...
  • Holt Oram Syndrome: A rare genetic disease December 21, 2010

    Mumbai: A look at 30-year old businessman, Mahesh Nanda, doesn't reveal the medical marvel that he personifies. When he suffered a minor brain stroke last month that it left him temporary paralyzed, little did he know, that was only the beginning of his health complications. "I was having breakfast, suddenly...
  • Doctors save toddler with rare genetic disorder October 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Till just a month ago, Baby Tavish was at risk of bleeding to death at the slightest injury. He suffered from what's called Factor 7 deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 5 lakh children, who are missing a key liver enzyme. Dr Soin: “For clotting,...
  • India 360: Are sex determination tests misused? July 4, 2007

    With newspaper headlines screaming from the top A couple with daughters seek a son, the controversy has come to light after a Mumbai-based couple petitioned the Bombay High Court to permit them to balance their family which already has two daughters. While the Court has reserved its order for the...