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"Confetti Skin, Beauty Within" is our blog about ichthyosis and its effect on our lives. Rachel and our three boys are affected with the form of ichthyosis called "icthyosis en confetti, type 2".

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Here's our summary of our best and most important posts of 2012.

Genetics Part 3: X-linked Ichthyosis

Every person has 23 pairs of chromosomes in every cell. Chromosomes are long strings of DNA that get copied into proteins to make your body run. 22 of them are called autosomal chromosomes, which means that they are matched pairs. The remaining pair is the sex chromosome. Typically, females have 2 X chromosomes, while males [...]