A 42-year-old member asked:
Is the connexin 26 gene (causes deafness) passed down from generations?
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Dr. Rawan Tarawneh answered
17 years experience in Neurology
Recessive or dominan: This mutation can be passed down in either an autosomal dominant or more commonly autosomal recessive form. In the dominant form, if one parent is affected, there is a 50% -50% chance for every child to be healthy or have the mutation and therefore hearing loss. In the recessive form, a child would need to have 2 defective genes (one from each carrier parent) to have hearing loss.Hope this helps.
Answered on May 4, 2013
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