What is Mendelian disorder?
Mendelian Disorder is a genetic disorder caused by a single gene mutation. These disorders can be hereditary. It can be passed from parents to Children. Physicians carry out a Pedigree Analysis to detect Mendelian Disorder.
Mendelian Disorders can be classified into 5 types which are autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, sex-linked recessive and mitochondrial.
Examples of Mendelian Disorders
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Sickle Cell anaemia
- Colour blindness