1. Compare/contrast genetic imprinting and uniparental disomy as it relates to BWS. Describe the
mechanism by which uniparental disomy can even occur. In addition to mutations in the genes implicated in BWS, discuss how a mutation in the imprinting locus control region could cause BWS. How might imprinting explain the phenotypes associated with triploidy?
1. Genetic imprinting refers to the transfer of either maternal or paternal genes to the offspring. Uniparental disomy is the... View the full answer