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How can you tell if your child will have tay-sachs?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

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Early in pregnancy, many physicians order maternal screening for a panel of genetic diseases which may include tay sachs. If mother is a carrier, then father is also tested. If both parents are carriers then there is a 25% chance that their child will have tay sachs disease.

Answered Sep 14, 2012

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