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Are there many factors that can cause the mutation for galactosemia?

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In brief: Inherited

Galactosemia is a autosomal recessive inherited condition which causes you to metabolise galactose and other sugars incorrectly or differently.
Autosomal recessive conditions usually come from both parent's--usually as carriers but not expresing the disease.There are many factors related to gene expression and gene abnormalities, but once you have the abnormality, it is not easy to determine.

In brief: Inherited

Galactosemia is a autosomal recessive inherited condition which causes you to metabolise galactose and other sugars incorrectly or differently.
Autosomal recessive conditions usually come from both parent's--usually as carriers but not expresing the disease.There are many factors related to gene expression and gene abnormalities, but once you have the abnormality, it is not easy to determine.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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