Mendelian Genetic Disorders
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Kennedy, M. A. 2005. Mendelian Genetic Disorders. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Mendelian disorders occur in families with a pattern that reflects the inheritance of a single causative gene. Studies of families with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington disease and fragile X syndrome reveal a variety of inheritance patterns that reflect the nature of the underlying gene and the causative genetic lesion.
- familial disease;
- pedigree analysis;
- autosomal recessive;
- autosomal dominant;