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A pattern of inheritance caused by a gene that only has an effect if two copies are inherited, for example, the faulty gene involved in cystic fibrosis.

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Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Misconceptions about genetic counselling 17 August 2020 Review
Harvard geneticist plans a dating app based on DNA 16 December 2019 News
Mother takes legal action against sperm bank for her child's dwarfism 4 November 2019 News
What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced? 1 July 2019 Comment
Testing times: how should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction 20 May 2019 Comment
How should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction? 7 May 2019 Comment
South Asian social systems give insight into genetics 24 July 2017 News
Blurred boundaries – the language of DNA 8 August 2016 Comment
The making of an Olympic athlete 25 July 2016 Comment
Most people harbour at least one lethal mutation 20 April 2015 News
23andMe only heightens the need for genetic counselling 2 February 2015 Comment
Mutations identified for severe developmental disease found among Moroccan Jews 17 March 2014 News
Why rare disease research isn't just about rare diseases 18 November 2013 Comment
Genetic mutation for mental retardation found in Amish community 18 March 2013 News
Who is afraid of more informed patients? Public fear mongering by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences 11 February 2013 Comment
Genetic test for ginger hair? 4 February 2013 News
Comic Review: What's Up with Lorraine? Medikidz Explain NP-C 1 October 2012 Review
'Marry out?' Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews 28 May 2012 Comment
Pacific islanders' blonde hair evolved independently from Europeans' 15 May 2012 News
The genetics of ovarian performance and reserve 19 March 2012 Comment
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