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Can an e beta thalassemia minor boy and a normal girl give birth a normal offspring?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: It will depend on which of the genes resposible are passed or not at conception. There is only about a 25% chance.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2013

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