Biology

Question

In the general population, 1 in 300 individuals is a carrier for Tay-Sachs disease, while 1 in 30 individuals of Ashkenazi Jew descent are carriers. Tay-Sachs also affects 1 in 30 individuals with French-Canadian ancestry, although two completely unique mutations are responsible for the Ashkenazi and French-Canadian mutations.
A) What are the chances of two individuals having a child with Tay-Sachs if both individuals are not of Ashkenazi or Franch-Canadian descent?
B) What are the chances of two Individuals having a ¢hild with Tay-Sachs lf one Individual Is of Ashkenazi descent and one ls not?

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