The following are some of the most common genetic disorders of autosomal recessive inheritance in the world's population nowadays:
- Fanconi anemia
- It causes bone marrow failure, which does not make enough blood cells or makes abnormal types of blood cells.
- Beta thalassemia
- It reduces the production of hemoglobin, and subsequently the ability of hemoglobin to transport oxygen through blood cells.
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- It affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement, resulting in progressive proximal muscle weakness and paralysis.
- Cystic fibrosis
- It causes a thick mucus in lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine, limiting the ability to breathe over time.
By Antonio Alcaide Raya BSc, MSc, PhD (senior embryologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/13/2018