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Old 11-20-2010
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If a disease has both complete penetrance & anticipation, e.g. Huntington's..Does this mean the individual will get it no matter how many trinucleotide repeats he has, as long as he has the gene?
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Nobody knows? It's quite tricky..
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if the parents have the disease then definitely it will have complete penetrance and anticipation
if the tandem repeats are more than normal only then the individual has it
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They will definitely get it - the number of repeats will determine the likely age of onset (anticipation): more repeats = earlier onset
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