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Transmission of autosomal dominant diseases

Transmission of autosomal dominant diseases

A genetic disease of autosomal dominant inheritance develops when a child inherits a copy of the altered gene that causes the disease in one of the parents (sick as well).

The likelihood of transmitting an autosomal dominant disease to offspring is 50%, since the child can inherit the healthy or sick allele.

By BSc, MSc, PhD (senior embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/12/2018
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