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In brief: Genetic

Ataxia telangiectasia is caused by a genetic mutation.
It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion. This means that for a child to get the disorder, they need to get one damaged chromosome from both parents. Because the parents only had one damaged chromosome, they are not affected; however, the child with two damaged chromosomes, will show signs of the disease.

In brief: Genetic

Ataxia telangiectasia is caused by a genetic mutation.
It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion. This means that for a child to get the disorder, they need to get one damaged chromosome from both parents. Because the parents only had one damaged chromosome, they are not affected; however, the child with two damaged chromosomes, will show signs of the disease.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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