Is Tay-Sachs disease autosomal recessive?
Tay-Sachs disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive disease. Recessive genetic disorders occur when an individual inherits two copies of an abnormal gene, one from each parent.
What are some examples of autosomal dominant disorders?
Examples of autosomal dominant diseases include Huntington disease, neurofibromatosis, and polycystic kidney disease.
What are the autosomal disorders?
Autosomal disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) are due to mutations in genes on the autosomes, or numbered chromosomes. Individuals have two copies (alleles) of every autosomal gene, one inherited from each parent. Autosomal dominant disorders are those that result from a mutation in one copy of the gene.
What is recessive genetic disorder?
To have an autosomal recessive disorder, you inherit two mutated genes, one from each parent. These disorders are usually passed on by two carriers. Their health is rarely affected, but they have one mutated gene (recessive gene) and one normal gene (dominant gene) for the condition.
What are examples of dominant and recessive disorders?
What are the different ways a genetic condition can be inherited?
|Autosomal dominant||Huntington disease, Marfan syndrome|
|Autosomal recessive||cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease|
|X-linked dominant||fragile X syndrome|
|X-linked recessive||hemophilia, Fabry disease|