Understanding the Mechanisms of Inheritance

In this section, we will explore the intricate world of inheritance mechanisms, shaped by the pioneering work of Gregor Mendel. Understanding how traits are passed down from parents is crucial in grasping inheritance patterns, namely autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive, otherwise known as Mendelian Inheritance patterns. We will explore these concepts, with a specific focus on Huntington’s disease and its autosomal dominant pattern. Remember, each person inherits genetic information from both biological parents, which means every gene comes in pairs, making its function complete. Please click on the heading below to read more.