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June 22, 2016: I have a genetic heart condition called apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy both my parents and my brother are not affected by this condition however it seems one of my father's mother's brothers was. Is it genetic? If so, how is it passed on?
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November 5, 2015: Father has active sickle cell anemia.  Daughter has trait and boyfriend has trait.  What percentage chance will their offspring have of acquiring active sickle cell anemia?
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August 12, 2015: How do people get Friedreich's ataxia and who is most likely to get it?
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June 3, 2015: My grandfather's brother has a genetic mutation, BRCA, and my grandfather's brother's daughter has it, too. My father's sister does not have it. What are the odds I have this mutation?
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May 14, 2015: Why is it not as dangerous as people used to think for first cousins to have children together?
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March 4, 2015: A friend of mine just told me his great uncle was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease?  What are his chances for having the disease?  And what about his son?
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November 6, 2014: My son had recently been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition.  It is typically thought of as a recessive condition, but latest research suggests that it could be transferred through tri-allelic inheritance.   Can you please explain this type of inheritance?
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March 19, 2014: I have one son with albinism and one without. My husband is white, I am Indian (i.e., South Asian). The effect of my son's albinism is NOT "white skin, white hair, pale eyes" but instead he has dark blond hair, dark blue-grey eyes, and pale skin but no paler than my Anglo-heritage husband. He would not look out of place at a family reunion on my husband's side. Neither I nor my husband have any (known) relatives with albinism. My question is how can it be that nobody--literally NOBODY--in either of our families has any record of there being relatives with albinism? In my husband's family, maybe they could have "passed," especially if their coloring was more like my son's. But in my family, there's just no way they would have gone unnoticed!
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January 15, 2014: My father has dwarfism but my mother is average height. I am of average height too. Is it possible that my child inherited dwarfism from my father (his/her grandfather)? 
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October 9, 2013: I was diagnosed with heterozygous MTHFR mutations C677T and A1298C. Did I inherit this from one or both parents and could I have passed it on to my children?  Thanks.
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