A 51-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me some different types of inherited genetic disorders?
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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi answered
15 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Modes of inheritance: There are several types of inherited disorders. Autosomal recessive ones arise when parents are carriers (one defective gene + other normal) and both pass defective one to a child. Autosomal dominant conditions are often inherited from affected parent (or arise spontaneously in child). Disorders can also be inherited through x-chromosome (x-linked) or mitochondrial dna (which comes from mom).
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
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