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What kind of gene mutation is canavan disease?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Recessive defect
Canavan disease occurs when a baby inherits a mutated gene from both parents, that when normal codes for the production of an enzyme called aspartoacyclase.
Having only one mutated gene allows production of the enzyme so carriers (the parents) have no problems.

In brief: Recessive defect
Canavan disease occurs when a baby inherits a mutated gene from both parents, that when normal codes for the production of an enzyme called aspartoacyclase.
Having only one mutated gene allows production of the enzyme so carriers (the parents) have no problems.
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