Saturday, September 22, 2012

Inheritance


How do people inherit Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)?

FOP is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the mutated gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.
Most cases of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) result from new mutations in the gene. These cases occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. In a small number of cases, an affected person has inherited the mutation from one affected parent.
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