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Can you explain recessive disorders?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Genetic disorder: Recessive disorders are genetic disorders which come from both parents carying the gene for that disorder. If both parents have a defective gene and a normal gene and so they do not have the condition, but are called carriers od the condition.And their child has one in four chance of being normal with no carrier gene, one in four to have the disorder and 2 in four to be a carrier of the condition.

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