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 factors 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.

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