Inheritance and Genetics of Nonsyndromic deafness
Genetics of Nonsyndromic deafness:
Nonsyndromic deafness is a genetic disorder that exhibits different types of inheritance. Most types of nonsyndromic deafness are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. Other types are inherited in an X-linked pattern, while still others are inherited from maternal mitochondrial DNA that is passed down to a woman's children.
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Nonsyndromic deafness 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.