Sorry, I know this thread has been derailed but just to throw my two cents in; in some cultural groups marrying cousins is extremely common. In my extended family I have heaps of cousins who are married to each other, some of these marriages have even taken place in Australia.
I personally find it extremely weird, maybe because I've grown up my whole life in Aus but I would never marry a cousin and I wouldn't be supportive of my children doing it either. Never the less it happens probably way more than people realize in some communities and is definitely not illegal in Australia.
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27-09-2015 13:37 #671Senior Member
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27-09-2015 13:43 #672
It's not illegal to marry your first cousin, even in Australia.
27-09-2015 16:22 #673
SH!T my MIL says
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27-09-2015 16:26 #674
Yes both parents have to be carriers even if its a recessive gene on both parts there is always a chance unfortunately. One parent may have it as dominant gene and the other may just be a carrier
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27-09-2015 16:29 #675
My daughter has a rare genetic syndrome. In our particular case it is an autosomal recessive thing. We both have to be carriers. There's a 1 in 200 000 that would be the case. We had no idea. This means one of our parents also had to be carriers in order to pass this mutated gene onto us.
Not all syndromes work this way.
27-09-2015 16:31 #676
They are so utterly confusing and in 1 way happy not tested for everything pre ttc or I'd panic about every possibility of something.
27-09-2015 17:14 #677
SH!T my MIL says
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27-09-2015 17:18 #678-
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There are also conditions where only one allele has to be affected for it to manifest.
27-09-2015 18:59 #679
27-09-2015 19:03 #680
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