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    Discuss one genetic abnormality, how it is caused, and what are its symptoms.

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    A relatively common genetic abnormality is Turner syndrome.

    In terms of genetics, there is a partial or complete absence of one of the X chromosomes. Females with Turner syndrome either are missing an X chromosome (45 XO) or have an X chromosome with abnormalities (46XX). For the more common case of an absent X chromosome, the term monosomy X is often used to describe this type of Turner syndrome. This simply means that there are a pair of ...

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    This 250 word solution details the genetic cause of Turner Syndrome, as well as common symptoms. A reference is included for further reading.