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Do both parents have to be carriers to pass it on?

January 21, 2016

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Do both parents have to be carriers to pass it on?

Q. Do both parents have to be carriers of Huntington’s disease to pass it on to a future child?

Anonymous, Young Adult

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A. This is a good question, the answer is no, it only takes one parent to have HD in order for future children to be at risk of inheriting HD. For more information on the risk of HD please visit here

Matt