Characteristics of Autosomal Dominant Disorders:
- Appears in both sexes with equal frequency.
- Both sexes transmit the trait to their offspring.
- Does not skip generations.
- Affected offspring must have an affected parent, unless they possess a new mutation.
- When one parent is affected (heterozygous) and the other parent is unaffected, approximately 1/2 of the offspring will be affected.
- Unaffected parents do not transmit the trait.