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Mother Father Thalassemia
If the mother is alpha and father is beta thalassemic, can their children be free from thalassemia?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
No: This pairing is compatible with normal pregnancies and outcome. ...Read more
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
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
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