01 August 2018

Jeans for Genes Day

  Did you know that 1 child in every 20 is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in children under 4 and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation. Genetic diseases are conditions caused by changes in our DNA – the material we all possess that makes us unique (unless we have an identical twin!). We inherit genes from our parents and theses genes define the way our body works or how we look. Sometimes these inherited genes can be abnormal. In other cases, the genes we inherit from...