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Inheritance and Genetics of Leigh syndrome

Genetics of Leigh syndrome:

Leigh syndrome is a genetic disorder. Leigh syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant or X-linked manner, although some mutations are passed down from maternal mitochondrial DNA to the woman's children.

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Leigh syndrome 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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