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Inheritance and Genetics of Autosomal Genetic Diseases

Inheritance of Autosomal Genetic Diseases:

Autosomal genetic diseases are usually inherited from one parent (autosomal dominant diseases) or both parents (autosomal recessive diseases), although cases of sporadic genetic disease are possible. See details of either case in inheritance of autosomal dominant diseases or inheritance of autosomal recessive diseases.

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Autosomal Genetic Diseases refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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