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If only one parent is a carrier of cystic fibrosis, how likely is the child to be a carrier?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 50%

A carrier parent has 2 possible genes to pass along.
There is a fifty % chance a child could get either the normal or CF gene. If they did, they would be a carrier, like the parent.

In brief: 50%

A carrier parent has 2 possible genes to pass along.
There is a fifty % chance a child could get either the normal or CF gene. If they did, they would be a carrier, like the parent.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Close to zero

Unless one parent is unfaithful, or there is a spontaneous mutation, it can't happen.

In brief: Close to zero

Unless one parent is unfaithful, or there is a spontaneous mutation, it can't happen.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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