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Autosomal Diseases

Autosomal diseases are passed on from parent to child. Whether the gene responsible for the disease is dominant or recessive effects the pattern of inheritance.  In dominant diseases, only one dominant gene is necessary to have the disease.  Almost all affected people have one dominant and one recessive gene.  A parent with one dominant gene … Continue reading Autosomal Diseases

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Epigentics

I read a case study on how epigenetics effects twins.  In this case study one twin had schizophrenia and the other was perfectly healthy.  Even though the twins had identical genes some of them turned on in one were not activated in the other.  This allowed one to get a disease while the other stayed … Continue reading Epigentics