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Could I have it too? - February 18th 2013, 11:00 PM

My sister has a rare condition called Tuberous Sclerosis. It's a genetically developed condition. My sister was born after me, but if one of my parents has the gene, could it mean that when I have children they could have the condition too?
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Re: Could I have it too? - February 19th 2013, 07:01 PM

Hey Becky, that depends, genetic conditions work differently, some can skip a generation because you can be an unaffected carrier and pass the gene on without having the condition, others, you can't pass on unless you have the disorder yourself. I would ask your parents, they would probably know.

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Re: Could I have it too? - February 21st 2013, 02:41 AM

Hey Becky!

Genetic conditions/disorders are tricky. For some, you can pass on the condition even if you have an inactive form of the condition in your genetic makeup and for others, you can only pass on the condition if you have an active form. Also there are many other things to consider when determining the likelihood of your children having this condition.
I suggest you talk to your parents and doctor, if need be, to find this out.
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