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Autosomal Recessive

A pattern of inheritance in which both parents carry and pass on a defective gene to their child.

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(Source: NIH - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

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Genes
A unit of genetic material (DNA) inherited from a parent that controls specific characteristics. Genes carry...
Genetic
Inherited; having to do with information that is passed from parents to offspring through genes in sperm and...

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