Yes, about half of the Birth Defects around the world are Genetic Birth Defects; this means that it is a disease and or disorder that have been inherited genetically. About 3 to 4 percent of children born each year will have a Genetic Birth Defect, about 1 percent of children born will have chomosome abnormalities which affect the mental and physical way they interact, more than 20 percent of children die because of Genetical Defects and chromosomal Defects, 10 percent of people in hospital are there because of Genetic related problems. A single cell mutation defect is one such as Cystic Fibrosis, a whole chromosome problem defect is one such as Down Syndrome.

Two of the most common genetically inherited defects are Cystic Fibrosis and Sickel Cell Anemia. More information about them are below:

Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis is the mutilation in a single gene. 95% of children who have Cystic Fibrosis under the age of 5 and have NOT have treatment have a high chance of passing away before the age of 10. In Australia, pregnant women must have a certain scan for Cystic Fibrosis. There has been no found cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), but scientists have found the faulty cell and are working on a cure for this faulty cell. As soon as the child is born, the child goes under a scan for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder that is mainly caused by lung infection.

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Sickel Cell Anemia: Sickel Cell Anemia is a blood disorder in which the red blood cells from in odd shapes and are abnormal. A female who has Sickel Cell Anemia (SCA) has a life expectancy of 48 years and a male who possess SCA has a life expectancy of 42 years. Sickel blood cells have a tendency to be sticky and clog the blood flow to particular parts of the human body. There is no known cure, but blood transplants and bone marrow transplants may work for a small group of people.

Figure A shows normal red blood cells flowing freely in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a normal red blood cell with normal hemoglobin. Figure B shows abnormal, sickled red blood cells blocking blood flow in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a sickle cell with abnormal (sickle) hemoglobin forming abnormal strands.
Figure A shows normal red blood cells flowing freely in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a normal red blood cell with normal hemoglobin. Figure B shows abnormal, sickled red blood cells blocking blood flow in a blood vessel. The inset image shows a cross-section of a sickle cell with abnormal (sickle) hemoglobin forming abnormal strands.

Some Genetic Birth Defects are a later reaction of Nuclear bombs that have been activated decades ago are still having an effect on today's modern society, children are being born with Defects each day in Hiroshima and around that area of the world where nuclear bombs had taken off. The radiation from these bombs had travelled into blood streams and when this happened, it was passed down from generation to generation of reproduction. The radiation caused Birth Defects, such as Leukaemia and many more.

There are many more Genetic Birth Defects, but there are cures being found by scientists and there are treatments being found by many working scientists.