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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

Postby Vulcano » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:19 am

Hello, I am wondering why healthy people give birth to people with a dwarfism disorder?
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Postby JackBean » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 am

Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarfism
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby JackBean » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 am

http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby kehussy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:17 am

Dwarfism can and most often does occur in families where both parents are of average height. In fact, 4 out of 5 of children with achondroplasia are born to average-size parents.
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