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Uniparental Disomy

Uniparental Disomy Definition

Uniparental disomy is the situation in which two copies of a chromosome come from the same parent, instead of one copy coming from the mother and one copy coming from the father. Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome are examples of disorders caused by uniparental disomy.

Uniparental Disomy Symptoms and Signs

People with UPD may develop rare recessive disorders or developmental problems due to the effects of imprinting.

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