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Is it possible to get huntington's if only your grandfather had the disease?

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In brief: Autosomal Dominance!

Technically, no that would be impossible.
You must have a parent who had hd to inherit it yourself & later express the disease. The risk is 50% to a child of an affected individual. The only way it could "skip a generation" is if the affected parent were to die before expressing the disease, but silently passing it on to an offspring. Also (please no offense!) non-paternity could lead to this.

In brief: Autosomal Dominance!

Technically, no that would be impossible.
You must have a parent who had hd to inherit it yourself & later express the disease. The risk is 50% to a child of an affected individual. The only way it could "skip a generation" is if the affected parent were to die before expressing the disease, but silently passing it on to an offspring. Also (please no offense!) non-paternity could lead to this.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can skip a generation.
You may want to have a genetic test and/or see a genetic counselor if you are concerned about possibly developing huntington's.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can skip a generation.
You may want to have a genetic test and/or see a genetic counselor if you are concerned about possibly developing huntington's.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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