Have you ever wondered why some diseases run in families or why everyone in your family has brown eyes? It is due to genetic inheritance or how genetic material is passed from parent to child. The laws of inheritance were established by Gregor Mendel in the mid-1800s and explain how certain physical traits or hereditary diseases are passed on. Our team has put together this infographic to explain the different types of inheritance and to illustrate how hereditary diseases move through families.
Topics covered in this infographic
- What is genetic inheritance?
- Genes and genetic inheritance
- Mendelian inheritance
- Autosomal dominant inheritance
- Autosomal recessive inheritance
- X-linked inheritance