Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease and Insurance : a Case Study in Genetic Heterogeneity

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Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease (APKD) is a single-gene autosomal dominant genetic disorder leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD, meaning kidney failure). It is associated with mutations in either of two genes, APKD1 and APKD2, and although diagnosis is still mostly by ultrasonography rather than DNA-based tests, this may change in future. Recent… (More)

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