A member asked:

If you were half black half jew, would you have the same chances of getting tay sachs?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Unlikely: The condition requires the coming together of two carrier parents for the gene. The black side of this relationship almost never would have the tay sachs - anymore than the white side would be a carrier for sickle cell.

Answered 5/25/2012



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