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Autosomal Dominant

A pattern of inheritance in which an affected individual has one copy of a mutant gene and one normal gene on a pair of autosomal chromosomes. (In contrast, autosomal recessive diseases require that the individual have two copies of the … Continue reading

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Autosomal Recessive

A genetic condition that appears only in individuals who have received two copies of an autosomal gene, one copy from each parent. The gene is on an autosome, a nonsex chromosome. The parents are carriers who have only one copy … Continue reading

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Types of Inheritance

What is inheritance? The reception of genetic qualities by transmission from parent to offspring or the acquisition of a possession, condition, or trait from past generations. What are the different types of inheritance? There are a number of different types … Continue reading

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What is Genetics?

The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms. HUMAN GENETICS Human genetics describes the study of inheritance as it occurs in human beings. … Continue reading

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