Presenting a recessive genetic mutation does not pose any health risk and the disease will not develop. We are all carriers of numerous recessive genetic mutations. However, this type of mutation can go unnoticed for generations, unless two people carrying the same mutation are paired and a sick baby is born as a result of this union.
What if I find out I'm a carrier of a genetic mutation?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 08/13/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)