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how is autosomal recessive inheritance different?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Need 2 genes: You need a recessive gene from each parent for the trait or disease to manifest.

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