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Posted by: RRR | 2010/02/01

Pregnancy and Huntingtons

Hi Doc
I would like to know if a women has been tested genetically for huntingtons disease and shows no sign of the disease, are any future kids she has still at risk, her family have already been affected badly, father and 2 sisters and 2 have sadly already passed away, the lady has tested negative and would like to have children of her own. she is in her mid thirties.

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Hallo RRR,
If you test positive for the gene, even if you show no signs of the disease, your kids will have a 50:50 chance to inherit the Huntington's disease gene and developing Huntingtons. If you test negative, and do not have the gene, you will not transfer the disease to your children. See also http://www.genome.gov/10001215
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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/02/01

Hallo RRR,
If you test positive for the gene, even if you show no signs of the disease, your kids will have a 50:50 chance to inherit the Huntington's disease gene and developing Huntingtons. If you test negative, and do not have the gene, you will not transfer the disease to your children. See also http://www.genome.gov/10001215
Dr Bets

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