A 21-year-old member asked:
how is autosomal recessive inheritance different?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Both parents: Autosomal recessive inheritance means that you have to inherit the gene from both parents. Some examples: cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease.
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Need 2 genes: You need a recessive gene from each parent for the trait or disease to manifest.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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