My boyfriend’s niece and nephew are albinos, will he be a carrier for the gene?
My boyfriend’s niece and nephew are albinos. Does this mean he will be a carrier for the gene?
Also how likely is it that I am a carrier if I have no family history of albinism.
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If you boy friend is unaffected and he has one brother and one sister for example who are carriers and his mother and father are not affected then the possibility is he is either an albino or he is unaffected and not a carrier of the gene as the possibility for a carrier unaffected mother and father is to have 2 carrier babies ..one dominant and one unaffected baby…then your bf may be the unaffected…
If this is not the case of his mum and dad please let me know in details.
If you do not have any history of albinism in your family then the possibility you have the gene is only 0 to 25%…
your boyfriend may have albino genes in a dormant form. there are 50-50 chances of him being a carrier. in your case,if there is no history of albinism in your family,the its almost impossible for you to carry the genes.
HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE THE ALBINO GENES. DEPENDS ON HIS GENOTYPE. DNA TESTING WILL CONFIRM IT. BUT YOU SURELY DO NOT HAVE ANT CHANCES OF HAVING IT
Chances of him having carrier albino genes are there but very less though. You are not having any risk as ut doesnt run in your family