Problem: Why can an autosomal recessive disorder skip one or more generations in a family, but an autosomal dominant disorder cannot?

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Autosomal recessive disorder requires two mutated recessive alleles in order to show phenotypically in an offspring while autosomal dominant disorder only need one mutated dominant allele for the disorder to be phenotypically present in an offspring. 

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Why can an autosomal recessive disorder skip one or more generations in a family, but an autosomal dominant disorder cannot?