Developmental Disorders- Genetic View

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Acta Medica International,2016,3,2,24-26.
Published:September 2016
Type:Original Article

Developmental Disorders- Genetic View

Suruchi Jamkhedkar

Department of Life Sciences University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400 098, India

Abstract:

Objective: To review genetic cause of developmental disorders.

Methodology: A survey consisting of 70 children with developmental disorder was done for genetic evaluation of these disorders through case history and interview of the parents.

Results: The cause was found to be combination of genetic variation with environmental risks due to which epigenetic changes might have taken place in prenatal stages in 81% of the cases in the survey. Only 16% of cases showed mendelian inheritance.

Conclusion: The results indicate that developmental disorders are of epigenetical nature rather than mendelian inheritance.

Suruchi Jamkhedkar