Should my children be tested to see if they are carriers of recombinant chromosome 8 syndrome?
We recommend that you consult with a genetics professional to discuss your children's options regarding carrier testing for recombinant chromosome 8 syndrome.
Carriers of recombinant chromosome 8 syndrome have a change in chromosome 8 called an inversion. An inversion involves the breakage of a chromosome in two places; the resulting piece of DNA is reversed and reinserted into the chromosome. Genetic material is typically not lost as a result of this inversion in chromosome 8, so people usually do not have any related health problems. However, genetic material can be lost or duplicated when inversions are being passed to the next generation. People with this chromosome 8 inversion are at of risk having a child with recombinant chromosome 8 syndrome.
Last updated: 11/2/2010
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