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Uniparental disomy (medical condition): A condition which is characterised by the uniparental...more »
Uniparental disomy: Getting both of a chromosome pair from one parent.
Uniparental disomy: The presence in a cell of two paired chromosomes from the same parent, with no chromosome of that pair from the other parent. This chromosome composition stems from non-disjunction (NONDISJUNCTION, GENETIC) events during MEIOSIS. The disomy may be composed of both homologous chromosomes from one parent (heterodisomy) or a duplicate of one chromosome (isodisomy).
Source: MeSH 2007
These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Uniparental disomy:
Uniparental disomy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Uniparental disomy, or a subtype of Uniparental disomy,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Uniparental disomy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
Uniparental disomy: Uniparental disomy is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Source - NIH
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