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What do I need to know about my son's genomics. He is a donor child.?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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The family history is helpful when a disease with known genetic implications may be involved.
Disorders like huntington's disease are worrisome since it only takes one gene for expression & a donor could pass it. Of lesser impact are polygene issues like heart defects, asthma & diabetes. Most donor centers screen the family history & reject problem donors.Some may or may not release their info.

In brief: Helpful information
The family history is helpful when a disease with known genetic implications may be involved.
Disorders like huntington's disease are worrisome since it only takes one gene for expression & a donor could pass it. Of lesser impact are polygene issues like heart defects, asthma & diabetes. Most donor centers screen the family history & reject problem donors.Some may or may not release their info.
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