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What are some statistics for tay-sachs disease risk?

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This is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning that both parents need to be carriers, and their children will have a 25% chance of the disease.
The mutation is more prominent in certain populations, specifically the ashkenazi jewish population.

In brief: See below

This is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning that both parents need to be carriers, and their children will have a 25% chance of the disease.
The mutation is more prominent in certain populations, specifically the ashkenazi jewish population.
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