What genetic phenomenon is illustrated by XP?

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Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by moderate to severe sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) light. Patients develop multiple skin lesions on UV-exposed skin, and skin cancers often develop as a result. XP is caused by deficient repair of DNA damage from UV exposure. Many genes are known to be involved in repair of UV-induced DNA damage, and several of these genes are implicated in XP.



asked Nov 21, 2012 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,933 points)

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genetic heterogeniety

answered Nov 21, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,933 points)