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... Other diseases are due to defects in single genes and are inherited according to the laws of Mendel, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, Huntington disease, and neurofibromatosis. Two major patterns of Mendelian inheritance are dominant (disease is seen when one copy of the disease causing gene from one parent is present)
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... in each human cell is organized into 46 separate packages called chromosomes that can be seen when the cell is dividing, because the chromosomes are condensed into tight particles. Most body cells, called somatic cells, have two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent, for a total of 46 chromosomes in each cell.
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