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Inheritance and Genetics of Neurofibromatosis syndrome

Genetics of Neurofibromatosis syndrome:

Neurofibromatosis syndrome is a genetic disorder that exhibits autosomal dominant inheritance. Spontaneous mutations in the NF1 and NF2 genes can also occur in individuals who do not have a family history of the syndrome. These mutations can then be passed down to subsequent generations.

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Neurofibromatosis 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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