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How far back in the family history do genetic counselors need to go?

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...Can take them. Some rare recessive diseases may not show up in many generations, or only in cousin marriages.
It's possible ggg-aunt abigail and ggg-uncle benedict were second cousins once removed, and the only other cases of doubletalksidase deficiency were in their offspring.

In brief: As far as you...

...Can take them. Some rare recessive diseases may not show up in many generations, or only in cousin marriages.
It's possible ggg-aunt abigail and ggg-uncle benedict were second cousins once removed, and the only other cases of doubletalksidase deficiency were in their offspring.
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