Autosomal dominant inheritance means an abnormal gene from one parent can cause
disease, even though the matching gene from the other parent is normal. The
abnormal gene dominates. In this book, the authors present new research in
autosomal dominant disorders. Topics discussed include the pathophysiology and
treatment of autosomal polycystic kidney disease; hereditary haemorrhagic
telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber Syndrome; osteogenesis imperfecta; and
autosomal dominant disorders associated with breast cancer.