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Could an abnormality in a parents chromosome 8 be hereditary? She developed mds and died from it.
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
An abnormality on any chromosome can be hereditary, as our chromosomes carry the genetic material that we give to our children.
Not all chromosomal abnormalities, however, are genetically received. Some can happen spontaneously.

In brief: Yes
An abnormality on any chromosome can be hereditary, as our chromosomes carry the genetic material that we give to our children.
Not all chromosomal abnormalities, however, are genetically received. Some can happen spontaneously.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: ?Abnormality vs info
Information is passed on chromasomes & a variety of conditions have been linked to the code passed in genes.
New mutations or chromasomal aberrations can be part of developing a cancer & are likely seen only in the dysplastic tissue/blood(not the genes passed to kids). Mds reports list associations with chms 2/3/4 &20 but i couldn't find any on 8.See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/omim.Org/entry/614286.

In brief: ?Abnormality vs info
Information is passed on chromasomes & a variety of conditions have been linked to the code passed in genes.
New mutations or chromasomal aberrations can be part of developing a cancer & are likely seen only in the dysplastic tissue/blood(not the genes passed to kids). Mds reports list associations with chms 2/3/4 &20 but i couldn't find any on 8.See: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/omim.Org/entry/614286.
Dr. James Ferguson
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