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How is the genetic abnormality patau syndrome inherited?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Non-disjunction.
The majority of cases of the lethal patau or trisomy 13 syndrome are caused by nondisjunction (47, +13) related to advanced maternal age.
Robertsonian translocations of either parent can increase the risk for that couple, although most affected embryos die in utero.

In brief: Non-disjunction.
The majority of cases of the lethal patau or trisomy 13 syndrome are caused by nondisjunction (47, +13) related to advanced maternal age.
Robertsonian translocations of either parent can increase the risk for that couple, although most affected embryos die in utero.
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