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NTSAD - Glossary - Dominant Inheritance
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Dominant Inheritance

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Dominant Inheritance

A pattern of inheritance whereby a single gene mutation may lead to a specific genetic disease. Children of an individual affected with a dominantly inherited condition (often referred to as autosomal dominant if the gene is not located on the X or Y chromosomes) have a 50% chance to inherit the gene mutation.

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