Is BRCA1 autosomal dominant or recessive?

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Is BRCA1 autosomal dominant or recessive?

Dominant and Recessive Traits:

Two types of inheritance patterns are called dominant and recessive. If a trait is inherited through a dominant pattern a person only needs one copy of the allele to express the trait. However, if the trait is inherited through a recessive pattern a person must inherit two copies of the allele to express the trait.

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BRCA1 is an autosomal dominant mutation. Two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2 greatly increase a person's risk for developing breast cancer. Both of these...

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Dominant Trait: Definition & Example

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What is a dominant trait? Learn the difference between a dominant trait and recessive trait, allele inheritance, and dominant traits in humans with examples.


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