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what kind of person is friedrich's ataxia most likely to affect?

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Dr. Ricardo Madrid
53 years experience Neurology
Seek genetic counsel: The one whose parents are both carriers or the offspring of an affected individual (1 in 4 chance).
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
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Dr. Adam Lewis
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34 years experience Neurosurgery
Autosomal recessive disease
Apr 30, 2014

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