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In an autosomal recessive disorder:

  • The parents of an affected individual are carriers.
  • The unaffected sibs of an affected individual are at a 2/3 risk of being carriers.
  • The offspring of an affected individual and a non-carrier are carriers.
  • The offspring of a carrier and a non-carrier are at a 50% risk of being carriers.

Revised: 4-13-16

Related terms: autosomal recessive; carrier rate; carrier testing; compound heterozygous; heterozygous; obligate heterozygote

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