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Inheritance of Aspergers
An_239517 posted:
My husband and I are thinking of having kids and would like to get more information on the inheritance of aspergers. His brother has aspergers but neither his sister, mother, or father appear to have symptoms. What are the chances that our kids may have aspergers and is there any prenatal counseling available for this?

Bioguy22 responded:
Hello An_239517. I am not an expert on the inheritance of Asperger's syndrome, but I do know that it is genetically based and tends to run in families. There is a slim possibility that traits of Asperger's syndrome could appear de novo in a child ( I am a testament to this, since neither my mother, father or sister have traits of autism either). If your husband doesn't have strong traits of Asperger's, then I think the chance of your children having it is relatively low. I am not aware of any prenatal counseling for Asperger's but I am sure there are some places that do, if you look in the right places. I hope this helps.

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