Single-Gene Disorders

Single-Gene Disorders

by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Single-gene disorders are diseases produced as a result of mutation or deletion of a particular gene. Although not as prevalent as other disorders, genetic disorders are still encountered in daily practice and are distinctive for their characteristic clinical manifestations.

In this course, the student will be given an overview of autosomal dominant and recessive disorders, X-linked dominant and recessive disorders, and mitochondrial DNA inheritance.

For optimal comprehension, the student should be familiar with the basic concepts of molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis on genetics.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:18 h
  • Quiz questions 54
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Single-Gene Disorders

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

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By Oji O. on 03. June 2022 for Single-Gene Disorders

Excellent summary and overview. Read the concept pages for more detailed info.

Objective fulfilled
By Keila O. on 16. December 2020 for Autosomal Recessive Disorders

The objective was to mention which diseases are AR and it was covered correctly

recessive disorders
By Emma S. on 25. April 2020 for Autosomal Recessive Disorders

the explanations provided for each disorder weren't very thorough nor well explained

By Rebe T. on 10. October 2019 for Mitochondrial DNA Inheritance

Great lecture, Dr Georgina explains clearly what we are required to know