Week 2 Discussion 1.docx - Week 2 Discussion 1 Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Diseases Autosomal dominant diseases is a pattern o0f precise

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Week 2 Discussion 1: Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Diseases Autosomal dominant diseases is a pattern o0f precise inheritance in which an affected individual has only one copy of mutant gene and one normal gene on a pair of autosomal chromosomes. People with autosomal dominant diseases have a 50 percent chance of passing the mutant gen and hence the disorder on to each of their born children (Shiel, 2018,) I choose Neurofibromatosisi-1(NF1) as the autosomal dominant disease to focus on in this discussion. NF1 is an inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue tumors form in the bottom layer of the skin or in the nerve from the brain and spinal cord. Each of the child of a parent with NF1 have a 50 percent chance of having the disease (Neurofibromatosis-1, n.d.). However the disease can also appear on families that do not have an history of the condition where it is caused by a new gene change in the egg or sperm. The gene of protein commonly known as neurofibromin mostly causes this problem. Tissues along the nerves starts growing uncontrollably due to NF1. The grout sometimes can put pressure on affected nerves. If the growth arises in the skin, there is a cosmetic issue in connection. However if the growth is on
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