Genes are the instructions used to produce all human characteristics. A genetic mutation is a permanent change in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene. Normally, the NF1 gene is responsible for producing a protein that helps regulate the growth of nerve tissue.


Signs and symptoms include: Flat, light brown spots on the skin , Soft bumps on or under the skin ,Bone deformities. Tumor on the optic nerve.


there is no cure for neurofibromatosis but some treat meant may help. This is what neurofibromatosis looks like.

Population Affected

·NF1 is the most common neurological disorder caused by a single gene; occurring in one in every 3,000 children born.

·NF2 is a rarer type, occurring in 1:25,000 people worldwide.