A relatively small chromosome that is 17th out of 23 chromosomes in human DNA
. As part of the Human Genome Project
, scientists are attempting to map every gene in the human body. Chromosome
17 has been heavily mapped so far. Here is a list of the disorders that certain genes on Chromosome 17 are thought to be responsible for. Keep in mind that many of these genes are only contributing factor
s to the named diorder or disease
, not the sole causes.
Retinis pigmentosa, cataract, diabetes susceptibility, cancer, deafness, Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis, anxiety-related personality traits, Alzheimer's disease susceptibility, neurofibromatosis, leukemia, dementia, muscular dystrophy, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pituitary tumour, yeast infection susceptibility, growth hormone deficiency, myocardial infarcation susceptibility, small-cell lung cancer.