Genetic Diseases and Conditions

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February 7, 2017: My sister in law has 4 kids with the last one having the genetic disorder Kabuki Syndrome. I have read that if the kid is a boy, the syndrome is carried by the mother, who in this case is my husband's sister. What is the probability of my husband carrying it? When is the best testing for it? Should we test him before a future pregnancy or the fetus once pregnant?
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November 15, 2016: I know someone with a balanced translocation. The doctor said there are four possible combinations for her kids. Can you explain what they are?
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November 8, 2016: Is there any proof that scoliosis is hereditary?
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November 1, 2016: Is there any evidence that Parry Romberg Syndrome is genetic?
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October 27, 2016: What does the schizophrenic gene look like?
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October 6, 2016: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) runs in a friend's family. If their son inherited it, what are the chances that the son's children will have DMD?
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August 31, 2016: Why is there more of a chance for transmission of Down syndrome if one parent has a balanced translocation?
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July 12, 2016: Is obesity caused by a genetics? And what kind of genes are associated with obesity?
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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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May 31, 2016: I have Pectus Carinatum (PC) and am worried that my kids will have it too. How likely is it for them to get it? No one else in the family has it although my brother may have a really mild case.
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