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Analysis of Autosomal Recessive and Dominant Traits Huntington disease is a rare, fatal disease that usually develops in the fourth or fifth decade of life. It is caused by a single autosomal dominant allele. A phenotypically normal man in his twenties who has a 2-year-old son of his own learns that his father has developed Huntington disease. What is the probability that he himself will develop the disease? What is the chance that his young son will eventually develop the disease?

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Human Heredity: Principles and Iss...

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Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305251052

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ISBN: 9781305251052
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Analysis of Autosomal Recessive and Dominant Traits

Huntington disease is a rare, fatal disease that usually develops in the fourth or fifth decade of life. It is caused by a single autosomal dominant allele. A phenotypically normal man in his twenties who has a 2-year-old son of his own learns that his father has developed Huntington disease. What is the probability that he himself will develop the disease? What is the chance that his young son will eventually develop the disease?

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To explain: The probability that a man in his twenties would develop Huntington disease.

Introduction: Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. In autosomal dominant condition, only one allele of a gene is enough to transmit the characteristics of the disease. This disease usually develops in the fourth or fifth decade of life. The genotype of an infected individual can be heterozygous (Hh) or homozygous dominant (HH).

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Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. In general, an individual would develop this disease after the age of 40. The symptoms of Huntington disease would not appear in the 20s. However, at an older age, a man could show the characteristics of this disease. If one of the parents would have the homozygous dominant or heterozygous condition, there are chances that the disease may occur...

Summary Introduction

To explain: The probability that a  child would develop Huntington disease.

Introduction: Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. In autosomal dominant condition, the only one allele of a gene is enough to transmit the characteristics of the disease. This disease usually develops in the fourth or fifth decade of life. The genotype of an infected individual can be heterozygous (Hh) or homozygous dominant (HH).

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