How to Know the Chances of AS Genotype Couples Bearing SS Genotype Offspring?
June 6, 2020
Are wondering what the chance of an AS genotype couple having a child with the SS Genotype is? We share exactly the risks in this video.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disease that affects haemoglobin.
Haemoglobin is a protein found in our red blood cells that carries oxygen, and we need it to survive.
When a person inherits 2 abnormal S genes from each genotype, they develop the Hb S gene and have Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA).
SCA does not develop from an infection or vaccination, or curse – it has been clearly proven to be a genetic (inherited) condition.
But what governs who gets it and how?
In particular, watch this video to learn the chances that AS genotype couple will have a child with genotype SS – who will develop Sickle Cell Disease.
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