Inheritance and Genetics of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Genetics of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome:
Most cases of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome are not inherited, but are due to random, spontaneous changes that occur in the reproductive cells or during early embryonic development. Some cases of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome are inherited from a parent carrying a balanced translocation of chromosome 4, which then becomes unbalanced in the next generation.
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Wolf-Hirschhorn 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.