Inheriting Genetic Conditions

  1. What does it mean if a disorder seems to run in my family?
  2. Why is it important to know my family medical history?
  3. What are the different ways in which a genetic condition can be inherited?
  4. If a genetic disorder runs in my family, what are the chances that my children will have the condition?
  5. What are reduced penetrance and variable expressivity?
  6. What do geneticists mean by anticipation?
  7. What are genomic imprinting and uniparental disomy?
  8. Are chromosomal disorders inherited?
  9. Why are some genetic conditions more common in particular ethnic groups?


  • Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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