How do autosomal dominant diseases not die out?


How do autosomal dominant diseases not die out?

Autosomal Dominant Diseases:

Autosomal diseases are those caused by an abnormal gene found on one of the 22 autosomal chromosome pairs and not on the pair of sex chromosomes. These diseases occur with a similar likelihood in males and females. In dominant trait disorders, only one copy of the abnormal gene is required for the disease to manifest.

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There are two reasons that autosomal dominant diseases do not die out. First, some autosomal dominant diseases are non-lethal. This means that the...

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Dominant vs. Recessive Alleles


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Learn about recessive alleles and dominant alleles. Study the variety of recessive traits and dominant traits, and find examples of recessive and dominant alleles.

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