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Unformatted text preview: pass on the disease to their offspring. Heterozygotes (Aa) have the trait. Children with the trait have at least one parent that has the trait. Two parents with the trait can produce a child that does not have the trait. Both males and females are affected equally. Neurofibromatosis (NF) Neurofibramatosis is actually three separate genetic diseases that cause benign tumors to grow on nerves. People with this gene typically have 6 or more large tan spots on the skin which may increase in size, number and darkness. There may be learning disabilities and hyperactivity. The disease is usually mild but may be severe causing deformities and even death. The incidence is 1 in 3000 newborns. The gene is on chromosome 17....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10