Autosomal dominance

Autosomal dominance

A pattern of heredity in which a trait is inherited without respect to sex and from either parent. The hereditary diseases associated with intestinal polyps are all autosomal dominant.
Mentioned in: Intestinal Polyps
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Previous reports indicate that mutations in the human enamlin gene (ENAM) cause hypoplastic AI through autosomal dominance inheritance patterns and patients may also exhibit an anterior open bite.
Family trees appeared to back that up: The inheritance didn't fit the standard Mendelian pattern of autosomal dominance, in which one gene dominates its "recessive" partner to cause disease, Chakravarti notes.
In recent years, however, geneticists have begun to suspect that Hirschsprung's disease follows a pattern called autosomal dominance with incomplete penetrance.

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