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I'm 21yr old female frm TN,INDIA.R thr any chances for my children to be born with any abnormalities if I am going 2 marry my maternal uncle's son?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We are all thought to inherit around 4 recessive (not expressed) genes from our parents.
These genes can trigger metabolic problems like PKU or inherited gene syndromes if their come together with a 2nd recessive gene.The closer the mating (brother,cousin, 2nd cousin),the more likely we will have a shared recessive gene and have a 25% chance of having a kid with a defect.

In brief: Yes

We are all thought to inherit around 4 recessive (not expressed) genes from our parents.
These genes can trigger metabolic problems like PKU or inherited gene syndromes if their come together with a 2nd recessive gene.The closer the mating (brother,cousin, 2nd cousin),the more likely we will have a shared recessive gene and have a 25% chance of having a kid with a defect.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
not much chance
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Very much

Marrying your cousin greatly increases the risk of birth defects.
Most physicians worldwide will tell you that you should not do this under and circumstances. If this is a forced marriage, you have my sympathy. Try to get away.

In brief: Very much

Marrying your cousin greatly increases the risk of birth defects.
Most physicians worldwide will tell you that you should not do this under and circumstances. If this is a forced marriage, you have my sympathy. Try to get away.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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