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  • AB - PURPOSE: To identify the mutation in the RB1 gene in a Syrian family showing incomplete penetrance of retinoblastoma ( RB ).
  • All these conditions are ' high penetrance ' - meaning that people who have the gene are extremely likely to develop the condition.
  • A better understanding of the factors that underlie variable penetrance in mutation carriers is needed to augment our ability to counsel individual women.
  • However, decreased penetrance of a particular gene defect cannot be excluded.
  • Incomplete penetrance refers to absence of disease despite presence of the dominant disease gene.

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