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Complete penetrance

Definition

noun

A form of penetrance where a deleterious or disease-causing gene is expressed in all individuals carrying the gene.


Supplement

A disease-causing gene shows 100% or complete penetrance if all individuals who have this gene develop the associated trait or condition. Huntington's disease is a dementia that is genetically inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait with a complete lifetime penetrance.


Compare: incomplete penetrance


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... "white" is null allele of "blue" gene. Lastly, Does complete penetrance imply dominance? If an affected woman mates with a healthy man and the trait she ...

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:58 pm
 
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... to this specific topic) here instead of creating a new thread. Does complete penetrance imply dominance? If an affected woman mates with a healthy man and the trait she ...

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Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:01 pm
 
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