Hutchinson-gilford progeria syndrome

Inheritance

How is progeria passed down?

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (progeria) is dominantly inherited, which means that you only need a mutation in one of your two copies of the LMNA genes in order to have the disease. This mutation is not usually passed down from generation to generation, but rather happens because of a chance occurrence when the child is conceived.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome/inheritance/6102 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-09-15

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