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Using a Punnett Square, show how you would determine the probability that couple who were both carriers of an automsomal recessive disorder would have a child that would exihibit that disorder. Be sure that you define the letters that you use to present the alleles.

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An abnormal gene on one of the autosomal chromosomes (one of the first 22 "non-sex" chromosomes) from each parent is required to cause the autosomal recessive disease. People with only one abnormal gene in the gene pair are called ...

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