Turner's Syndrome: Overview

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Turner's Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality in girls and women. It occurs in 1 out of every 2,500 births and affects nearly 60,000 American women, making it one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities. Turner's Syndrome occurs when one of the two female X chromosomes is missing or only partially developed. Researchers have been unable to identify what causes the syndrome.

Individuals with Turner's Syndrome may exhibit some of the following characteristics: webbed neck, low hairline, droopy eyelids, curvature of the spine, short fingers and short stature. Additionally, ovaries and other female sexual organs may not fully develop.

See Also

  1. Birth Defects
  2. Cytoplasmic Transfer: Overview
  3. Ooplasmic Transfer: Overview
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