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How likely am I to have sickle cell trait if my parents, grandparents, and greatgrandparents are nonafrican?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Genetic condition

While it is true that sickle cell in most common in those with african ancestry, people from other locations can carry the gene.
The more important factor is not whether your ancestors are non-african but whether they carry the gene for sickle cell. If they don't, then you cannot get the condition.

In brief: Genetic condition

While it is true that sickle cell in most common in those with african ancestry, people from other locations can carry the gene.
The more important factor is not whether your ancestors are non-african but whether they carry the gene for sickle cell. If they don't, then you cannot get the condition.
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