A 46-year-old member asked:
How exactly is patau syndrome inherited?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
It isn't: This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a distortion of the information in each cell of the body.Multiple birth defects are common and these kids do not live very long. It is not inherited on the genes.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2014
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