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Dominant

A pattern of inheritance in which mutation in only one copy of a gene is sufficient to cause an effect, for example the gene that causes Huntington's disease.



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The making of an Olympic athlete

25 July 2016 - by Craig Pickering

Is elite performance in sport linked to genes, training, or luck?... [Read More]

Policing preimplantation genetic diagnosis: patients first please

18 February 2013 - by Professor Alan Handyside, Dr Karen Sage, Michael Summers and Dr Alan Thornhill

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority recently announced plans to review the list of approved inherited conditions for which preimplantation genetic diagnosis is currently licensed to ensure that it is only available for conditions which meet the statutory requirements in the UK... [Read More]

'Marry out?' Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews

28 May 2012 - by Dr Jessica Mozersky

Ashkenazi Jews have historically been an endogamous population. Marrying within the group remains important to many Jews because endogamy is seen as one way to preserve Judaism and ensure the survival of future generations. In the wake of the Holocaust, and amidst a steadily decreasing Jewish population, Jewish survival has great cultural relevance... [Read More]


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