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Problem: Galactosemia is a condition that affects how the body digests the sugar galactose. The most common form of galactosemia, type I, is the most severe, and it results from mutations within theĀ GALT gene, which encodes for an enzyme that processes galactose. Galactosemia is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.If Patricia and Les have another child, what is the probability that they will have a daughter that is affected with galactosemia?

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Galactosemia is a condition that affects how the body digests the sugar galactose. The most common form of galactosemia, type I, is the most severe, and it results from mutations within the GALT gene, which encodes for an enzyme that processes galactose. Galactosemia is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.

If Patricia and Les have another child, what is the probability that they will have a daughter that is affected with galactosemia?

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