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How does the autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance work?

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
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Every person has 2 copies of every gene -- one from the mother and one from the father. When a disease is caused by a mutation in a gene and it follows an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, this means that only 1 copy of the mutated gene needs to be inherited to have the disease.

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Every person has 2 copies of every gene -- one from the mother and one from the father. When a disease is caused by a mutation in a gene and it follows an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, this means that only 1 copy of the mutated gene needs to be inherited to have the disease.
Amanda Xi
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Only need 1 gene

If you have 1 dominant gene from either parent the trait or disease will manifest.

In brief: Only need 1 gene

If you have 1 dominant gene from either parent the trait or disease will manifest.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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