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Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autosomal dominant

transmission means that each child of a parent with documented Huntington's Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant gene on Chromosome 4p16.
Guidelines for predictive testing are on http://www.hdfoundation.org/html/hdsatest.php.

In brief: Autosomal dominant

transmission means that each child of a parent with documented Huntington's Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant gene on Chromosome 4p16.
Guidelines for predictive testing are on http://www.hdfoundation.org/html/hdsatest.php.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dominant

If a biological parent has huntington's disease, it will be inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.
Their children will inherit the defective gene 50% of the time. If the gene is inherited, the offspring will have the disease.

In brief: Dominant

If a biological parent has huntington's disease, it will be inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern.
Their children will inherit the defective gene 50% of the time. If the gene is inherited, the offspring will have the disease.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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