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How exactly is patau syndrome inherited?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: It isn't

This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a distortion of the information in each cell of the body.
Multiple birth defects are common and these kids do not live very long. It is not inherited on the genes.

In brief: It isn't

This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a distortion of the information in each cell of the body.
Multiple birth defects are common and these kids do not live very long. It is not inherited on the genes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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