18th November 2019


What diseases are inherited from parents?

Some examples of monogenetic disorders include:
  • cystic fibrosis,
  • sickle cell anemia,
  • Marfan syndrome,
  • Huntington's disease, and.
  • hemochromatosis.

Thereof, what is an example of an inherited disease?

Inherited disorders are caused by faulty genes, which are mostly (but not always) recessive alleles. For example, cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that affects the cell membranes, causing the production of thick and sticky mucus.

What diseases can be passed down genetically?

Examples of recessive diseases include cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs disease. Multifactorial inheritance disorders are caused by a combination of small inherited variations in genes, often acting together with environmental factors. Heart disease, diabetes, and most cancers are examples of such disorders.
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