ATGC feb23

Paa (2009) – based on PROGERIA disorder

Storyline: Paa discusses genetic condition, Progeria aka Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome. This syndrome involves a single gene mutation in lamin A (LMNA) gene necessary for holding the centre of a cell together. It is an extremely rare and progressive disorder seen in children that causes accelerated aging, starting in their first two years of life.

Genetic Factors impacting Nutrition Disorders in Women

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than two billion people in the world are deficient in essential nutrients, such as vitamin A, and iron. Naturally occurring genetic variations in humans cause specific nutritional disorders; the genetic variants that result in serious metabolic illness are rare, and the variability of enzyme levels within the normal range in a population often has a genetic basis.