Category Archives: recessive disease

Researchers identify a previously unknown neurogenetic recessive disease.


The human genome is composed of 20,000 genes and as of today, 3,200 of these genes are known to cause diseases, of which 1,700 are associated with ‘recessive’ diseases.  Recessive diseases only occur when both the father and the mother are healthy carriers of the same defective gene which can be passed down to their children.  Now, researchers from the

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