Genetics and Genomics

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content


Inheritance Patterns of Disease


Discerning inheritance patterns of certain human diseases can be accomplished through investigating family history through pedigrees.

In these diagrams, boxes represent male individuals, circles represent female individuals. Open figures represent non-affected individuals, and filled figures indicate individuals who display the disease phenotype.

Consider the three-generation pedigree below.

Created for Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Based on the information in this pedigree, it is likely that this condition is