If both parents are carriers of a mutation in the same disease gene, there is 25% chance with each pregnancy of having a child who is a carrier for the same disease. If both parents are carriers of a mutation in different disease genes, the child could be a carrier for either disease or both, but it is not likely to be affected with either disease.
For more information about The Victor Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, please call 786-897-9587 or request an appointment online.
About the Victor Center
The Einstein Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases is a thought leader in the prevention of Jewish genetic diseases. Science-based and mission driven, the Einstein Victor Center leverages advances in genetic technology to identify carriers for severe and often fatal childhood diseases.