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How is tay-sach's inherited?

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Autosomal recessive: Both parents must carry a mutation in the hexosaminidase a gene. They would have a one in four risk in each pregnancy of having an affected baby.

Answered 11/5/2014

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Dr. Susan Rhoads answered

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Autosomal recessive: Both parents must carry the mutated gene. See https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease#inheritance

Answered 11/13/2018

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