Autosomal Disease

Autosomal disease means inheriting a specific disease, condition, or trait depends on the type of chromosome that is affected i.e. autosomal or sex chromosome. It also depends on whether the trait is dominant or recessive. Disorders of autosome are much more frequent than disorders of sex chromosome like klinefelter syndrome, turner syndrome. A mutation in a gene on one of the first 22 non-sex chromosomes can lead to an autosomal disorder. Autosomal recessive is one of several ways that a trait, disorder, or disease can be passed down through families.


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