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Explain. Achondroplasia is caused by a mutation in the FGFR3 gene. According to the NCBI, "nucleotide 1138 of the FGFR3 gene may be one of the most mutable bases in the human genome." (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=134934&a=134934_AllelicVariant0001) 4. Achondroplasia is a dominant disorder...
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Achondroplasia is a dominant disorder. If two individuals with achondroplasia have children, what percentage of their children would be expected to be of normal height? What percentage would be expected to have the lethal homozygous dominant form? What percentage would be expected to have achondroplasia? Xi Y Xi XiXi 25% lethal homozygous dominant XiY 25% male achondroplasia X XiX 25% female achondroplasia XY 25% normal height 25% of their children are expected to be of normal height 25% of their children are expected to have the lethal homozygous dom...
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