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Definition

Genomic or genetic variants on one of the 22 autosomes that are passed on from a parent to their offspring.

Use in clinical context

We inherit one of each autosome from our parents which includes any variants that may have health implications. However, whether the condition or trait linked to a variant is expressed can depend on several factors, including whether it is dominant or recessive and the influence of incomplete penetrance.

Last updated on 31st May, 2019