* transloc chrom help please

HK hk-miami at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jun 10 15:38:21 EST 1996


In <4pbtu5$sfc at newsbf02.news.aol.com> kabass at aol.com (KABass) writes: 
>
>I am writing on behalf of a frightened, pregnant friend of mine who's
>fetus has a balanced translocated chromosome (breaks at 7 Q34 and 13
Q12).
> Her genetic counselor has not been much help.  Neither parent shows
the
>trait.
>
>She's found recorded evidence of abnormality with translocations at 7
Q32
>and & 7 Q36.  She's been told that even if a translocation identical
to
>hers had been found in a past study, the researcher would only have
>published results if an abnormality had resulted.
>
>How do we find someone with the same translocation to determine what
the
>effect may be on the child?  She's in NYC so has access to some good
>doctors, but she's hoping someone from the 'net community may be able
to
>offer some innovative ideas for how to approach this dilemma.  
>
>Much thanks--
>Tim Walter
>timothy at aspeninst.org or kabass at aol.com
>202-736-5834 (day)
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If it's balanced, as they say it is, it shouldn't have any effect at
all.  The potential for problems would be in any child the affected
individual may have (which can also be detected ahead of time by
amnio).

HK



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