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Autosomal dominant inheritance

German: Autosomal-dominanter Erbgang

In autosomal dominant inheritance, a defective allele (dominant inheritance) on one of the two homologous chromosomes is enough to lead to the feature characteristic.

The genetic information is encoded in one of the 22 autosomes and is inherited independent of the sex of the progeny. The offspring of a diseased person has a 50% chance to acquire the defective allele and likewise be a carrier.

Some of the autosomal dominant inheritance diseases and characteristics are:

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