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Beta thalesemic carrier state...Meaning?

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In brief: Genes

To have beta thalessemia, you have to have 2 copies of a particular gene.
If you only have 1 copy, you don't have the disease, but you do carry the trait, and can pass it to your children. If your partner also is a carrier of the gene, then there is a 1 in 4 chance that your child will have beta thalessimia.

In brief: Genes

To have beta thalessemia, you have to have 2 copies of a particular gene.
If you only have 1 copy, you don't have the disease, but you do carry the trait, and can pass it to your children. If your partner also is a carrier of the gene, then there is a 1 in 4 chance that your child will have beta thalessimia.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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