Autosomal recessive disorder

A disease process that is genetically carried by each parent and potentially transferred to 25% of offspring.

Mutations can be passed down generations without manifesting as a genetic disorder.

Autosomal genes are chromosomal genes that are not located on one of the sex chromosomes.

Every individual carries two copies of each autosomal gene, one copy from each parent.

When both parents carry a mutation, the classic 25% Mendelian ratio determines the likelihood of disease.

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