Is there any difference between GENETIC disorders and HEREDITARY disorders ?
In most cases, ‘NO’. ‘Genetic’ refers to ‘pertaining to genes’. Genes are the part of our cells that carry information from one generation to another – about what we ‘inherit’ – and that is ‘heredity’. So they are one and the same thing. But there might be exceptions. For eg, a baby can be born with some genetic defect which may not be transferable to the next generations. An isolated genetic defect/aberration. That can be non-hereditary. But usually, the terms are used as synonymous.