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My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

My first cousin's baby has been diagnosed with Goldenhar/ OAV syndrome. No-one else in the family has it. Is it something I could pass to my children?

No: If your cousin's baby is the first in your family, it is very nearly impossible for you to carry a recessive gene (most of the Goldenhar cases are sporadic, that is, happen randomly). Only a tiny number are inherited and this small number of Goldenhar cases are identified when several members of a family are affected. Your children are very safe. ...Read more

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I got a dilemma, im in love with my cousin and i want 2 marry her. 1 problem is that my mum and dad are also cousins, hers are not. Children handi % ?

I got a dilemma, im in love with my cousin and i want 2 marry her. 1 problem is that my mum and dad are also cousins, hers are not. Children handi % ?

Risks in mariage : Geneticists estimate that we all carry at least 4 gene defects that when paired with another carrier could produce chronic disease (like cystic fibrosis) or death( metabolic disorder).Any marriage between close relatives increases this statistical risk. Marrying outside the family decreases risk substantially for rare afflictions. Your risk could be as high as 25% for kids with some disorders. ...Read more

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Im going to marry with my cousin who does not have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have serious problem?

Im going to marry with my cousin who does not  have any thalasemia, while I have b thalassemia minor, will our children have  serious problem?

Possibly: It is estimated that we all carry at least 4 autosomal recessive genes to conditions that may involve metabolic or other problems like cystic fibrosis.Conditions that hide in the recessive state but can be deadly when two carriers produce an affected child. Cousins are less likely than siblings to have defective kids.In many places it is illegal for sibs and cousins to marry for this reason. ...Read more

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Sir i wanna ask u that i hv married to my cousin for the last 5 years, my two children died due to fits, doctors said that it is due to cousin marriag?

Sir i wanna ask u that i hv married to my cousin for the last 5 years, my two children died due to fits, doctors said that it is due to cousin marriag?

Consanguinity: Is the big fancy term. When close relaties marry the genetic pool can be weakened and their offspring can have issues. There can also e genetic mutations that affect the children. Your most informative answer on being closely related and that causing the fits is to see a genetic specialist....To make sure that is the cause. ...Read more

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What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

What will be the chances of birthdefects in my children if i marry a maternal cousin whose parents are first cousins? No cousin marriages in my family

Pre-marital genetic : Counseling will help define your risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, in which each parent carries the harmful gene mutation.In pakistan, first-cousin marriage has a 7.9% risk of infant mortality ; a 5-6% risk for birth defects, but having multiple generations of first-cousin marriages increases chances of having a child with a recessive disorder 13 times that of the general population. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia . Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Is it ok if I marry a women and have a children from her if her mother have Schizophrenia . Note that my cousin also have this disease.

Schizophrenia: We do not know enough about this disorder to give a definite answer but it is important for you both to visit an expert on schizophrenia doctor or genetic doc. Then get a second opinion. Schizophrenia is not entirely genetic but is a factor. ...Read more