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What parent is charcot marie tooth disease inheritable from?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
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In brief: Either Parent!

Cmt is caused by defects in the genes for proteins that affect axons.
Cmt can be inherited in several ways:autosomal dominant (faulty gene contributed by either parent);autosomal recessive (faulty gene contributed by each parent);or x-linked (gene on the x chromosome contributed by either parent.) in other words, unlike color-blindness, which is a sex-linked trait, CMT seems to come from either.

In brief: Either Parent!

Cmt is caused by defects in the genes for proteins that affect axons.
Cmt can be inherited in several ways:autosomal dominant (faulty gene contributed by either parent);autosomal recessive (faulty gene contributed by each parent);or x-linked (gene on the x chromosome contributed by either parent.) in other words, unlike color-blindness, which is a sex-linked trait, CMT seems to come from either.
Dr. Kim Capehart
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In brief: Both

There are numerous different types of chacot-marie-tooth.
Some are autosomal dominant, some autosomal recessive, and others x=linked.

In brief: Both

There are numerous different types of chacot-marie-tooth.
Some are autosomal dominant, some autosomal recessive, and others x=linked.
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