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If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 50%

If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia.
If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered.

In brief: 50%

If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia.
If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered.
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. For people with achondroplasia there is a 50% chance that their offspring will have the same disorder.

In brief: Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. For people with achondroplasia there is a 50% chance that their offspring will have the same disorder.
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