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Please help? Is the disease gigantism a dominant or recessive gene?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Neither

Pituitary gigantism results from a pituitary adenoma, an acquired tumor. There are a few dozen genetic syndromes in which a person may be extra-tall; common Marfan's is a dominant; there's a dominant family syndrome in which people are prone to get pituitary gigantism; there's at least one rare autosomal recessive with gigantism with multiple birth defects.

In brief: Neither

Pituitary gigantism results from a pituitary adenoma, an acquired tumor. There are a few dozen genetic syndromes in which a person may be extra-tall; common Marfan's is a dominant; there's a dominant family syndrome in which people are prone to get pituitary gigantism; there's at least one rare autosomal recessive with gigantism with multiple birth defects.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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