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If the mother is alpha and father is beta thalassemic, can their children be free from thalassemia?

If the mother is alpha and father is beta thalassemic, can their children be free from thalassemia?

Only if traits: If mom and dad are both thalassemia trait, not "major", then mom and dad most likely each have one normal gene. The child who inherits the normal gene from mom and from dad, will end up with 2 normal genes and no thalassemia! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Thalassemia (Definition)

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If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

If one parent has hb e beta thalassemia and the other is normal, is their child can get disease?

No: The normal parent will give his or her normal gene to their baby. That means the baby will have one abnormal and one normal gene, meaning the baby would be a "carrier" of one bad gene and not suffer the actual disease. The only way the baby would end up with 2 abnormal genes is if the gene from the normal parent got altered by a new mutation... Which is unlikely to happen. ...Read more

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If one parent has beta thalassemia, what are the chances that their baby could inherit the condition?

If one parent has beta thalassemia, what are the chances that their baby could inherit the condition?

Depends: If one parent has beta thalassemia major, and the other parent has none, then their children should all be carriers. If the other parent is a carrier then about half their children will be carriers and half have disease. If one parent has beta thal minor (carrier), and the other parent has none, then about half their children will be carriers and half will be normal. A geneticist can give details. ...Read more

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Have chest pain burning and heavy, heart pounds and races have Thalassemia unknown type from 1 parent what could be wrong, have had xray EKG bloodtest?

Have chest pain burning and heavy, heart pounds and races have Thalassemia unknown type from 1 parent what could be wrong, have had xray EKG bloodtest?

Burning chest: Burning chest pain could arise from GERD (heart burn), lung or airway problems, muscle or bone problems. What causes your symptoms to occur? How long do they last? It is important to think about the heart as the source of the symptoms, but there are other sources too. ...Read more

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If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

If father's blood is a and mother is o, can a child be b?

No.: Except for very rare cases of mosaicism (two gene lines in the same person) this is not possible. ...Read more

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If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

If the mother has a+ blood, and father has a-, what will the child have?

Blood type: To be a+ you can have 1 gene a+ and the other a- or both genes a+. To be a- you have both genes a- . So the baby can be a+ (1 gene a+ and the other a-) or the baby can be a- ( one gene a- and the other a-). ...Read more

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Can a brown eyed father and a blue eyed mother still have a blue eyed baby?

Can a brown eyed father and a blue eyed mother still have a blue eyed baby?

Sometimes: Brown is the dominant gene, but if i remember from my high school science class, you can have a recessive gene for blue eyes, so the chance of having a blue eye baby if the mother is fully recessive for blue but the dad is partially recessive for blue, is actually 50%... However, if the father has both dominant gene for brown, then no. ...Read more