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Inheritance and Genetics of Genetic Disease

Inheritance of Genetic Disease:

Genetic diseases are usually inherited from one or both parents, although cases of sporadic genetic disease are possible. Inheritance patterns depend on the specific type of genetic disease: autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, x-linked recessive or x-linked dominant. Rarer types include germinal mosaicism, double dominant and y-linked genetic disease For an overview see Introduction to Genetic Diseases. See details of inheritance patterns see inheritance of autosomal dominant diseases, inheritance of autosomal recessive diseases, inheritance of x-linked recessive diseases, or inheritance of x-linked dominant diseases,

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Genetic Disease 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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