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If a man have sicklecell trait will all his children carry the trait too?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two possibilities

There will always be two possibilities in the offspring of a trait carrier.They can pass on the sickle trait in one of the 2 possible genes, or pass the normal gene.
He could have all his kids carry trait, or none or some.You basically flip a coin every conception to see which comes up.

In brief: Two possibilities

There will always be two possibilities in the offspring of a trait carrier.They can pass on the sickle trait in one of the 2 possible genes, or pass the normal gene.
He could have all his kids carry trait, or none or some.You basically flip a coin every conception to see which comes up.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 50% will have trait

Assuming his partner does not have sickle cell disease or trait, the father with sickle cell trait has a 50% chance of passing on sickle trait to his offspring.

In brief: 50% will have trait

Assuming his partner does not have sickle cell disease or trait, the father with sickle cell trait has a 50% chance of passing on sickle trait to his offspring.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

If a father has sickle trait he carries only one abnormal copy of the sickle cell gene.
His children have a 50% chance of getting that abnormal copy and one normal copy from the mother assuming she does not have sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease (two abnormal copies).

In brief: No

If a father has sickle trait he carries only one abnormal copy of the sickle cell gene.
His children have a 50% chance of getting that abnormal copy and one normal copy from the mother assuming she does not have sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease (two abnormal copies).
Dr. Noah Federman
Dr. Noah Federman
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