Codon reiteration disorder

Definition

noun, plural: trinucleotide repeat disorders

Any of a set of genetic disorders caused by codon reiteration or trinucleotide repeats exceeding the stable threshold. This codon reiteration expand in successive generations resulting in a non-Mendelian inheritance pattern.


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Fragile X syndrome, Huntington disease, myotonic dystrophy, and Machado-Joseph disease are some of the examples of this type of disorder


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