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Can you please tell me evolutionary implications of tay-sachs disease?

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

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The tay-sachs disease is a genetic malformation that can present in childhood or later years. The evolutionary implications are that the infantile form usually dies before it can reproduce and so dies out. The adult variety can reproduce and pass the genetic malformation along to its offspring. The adult variety does not appear to be a successful mutation.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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