Patients are participating in human genetics and inherited disorders research around the world

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Human genetics and inherited disorders clinical trials and research studies

What are human genetics and inherited disorders?

Human genetics and inherited disorders is a general term used to describe conditions that are caused, in whole or in part, by an alteration or an abnormality in the DNA sequence. Genes contain information for cells, directing shape and size and function. When genes are altered, they can affect a cell’s function, leading to the presentation of a disease or a disorder.

The cause of these disorders can come in many different forms, ranging from mutations in one or many genes to a combination of gene mutations and environmental factors. How these disorders occur also vary- some are inherited from parents and are present in an individual at birth, such as cystic fibrosis, while others occur spontaneously, for example, Down syndrome.

There is a broad spectrum of genetic disorders. They can manifest in one or many parts of the body and the severity can vary. As such, how these genetic disorders are diagnosed, managed and treated take many different forms, as well as the prognosis.

Where is human genetics and inherited disorders research now?

For many genetic disorders, the underlying genetic causes have been thoroughly researched and are well understood. Current research in these fields focus on generating better diagnostic tools, improving management protocols for disorders and on developing new treatments.

For some disorders, as their genetic cause is well understood, there is exciting research on using gene therapy as treatment. This involves replacing altered genes by inserting new ones into cells, thereby restoring the normal function of these cells.

How can I get involved in human genetics and inherited disorders research?

Getting involved in human genetics and inherited disorders research and clinical trials may be a part of your treatment plan, or it may help pave the way in developing new diagnostics and therapies that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to further understand, prevent, manage and treat different types of genetic disorders.

Participants participated for human genetics and inherited disorders trials around the world

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Human genetics and inherited disorders clinical trials and research studies around the world

73 trials

Phase 1

74 trials

Phase 2

27 trials

Phase 3

36 trials

Phase 4

630 trials

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