Describe why sickle cell disease is considered to be a recessive genetic disorder.

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asked Nov 21, 2012 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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SCD is recessive because only individuals that are homozygous for the bS allele have the symptoms of SCD. bAbS heterozygotes are not completely normal but do not have the spectrum of symptoms described as SCD.

answered Nov 21, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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