TY - CHAP A1 - Daniela Quaglino A2 - Federica Boraldi A3 - Giulia Annovi A4 - Ivonne Ronchetti ED1 - Kenji Ikehara Y1 - 2011-11-21 PY - 2011 T1 - The Multifaceted Complexity of Genetic Diseases: A Lesson from Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum N2 - The studies on genetic disorders have been rapidly advancing in recent years as to be able to understand the reasons why genetic disorders are caused. The first Section of this volume provides readers with background and several methodologies for understanding genetic disorders. Genetic defects, diagnoses and treatments of the respective unifactorial and multifactorial genetic disorders are reviewed in the second and third Sections. Certainly, it is quite difficult or almost impossible to cure a genetic disorder fundamentally at the present time. However, our knowledge of genetic functions has rapidly accumulated since the double-stranded structure of DNA was discovered by Watson and Crick in 1956. Therefore, nowadays it is possible to understand the reasons why genetic disorders are caused. It is probable that the knowledge of genetic disorders described in this book will lead to the discovery of an epoch of new medical treatment and relieve human beings from the genetic disorders of the future. BT - Advances in the Study of Genetic Disorders SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22161 DO - 10.5772/22161 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-24 ER -