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what type of mutation is responsible for tay-sachs disease?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Autosomal recessive: The medical term for this type of inheritance is autosomal recessive. Both parents must possess the recessive gene which is combined in the baby (receives two copies) and produces expression of the disorder.

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