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Posted by: JJR, Monday, November 3, 2008, 4:45pm
Like blood types?  I forget.  I am in suspicion that my wife is a non secretor, and I'm curious if that means my son could be too.  Or can it just happen to anyone?

I'll have to get the test for her, but I wanted to ask about this.  I am a secretor though.

Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, November 3, 2008, 5:00pm; Reply: 1
It's recessive, so even if your wife is a secretor, your son could be a non-secretor.  It would be less likely than if one of you were a non-secretor, but still possible.
Posted by: JJR, Monday, November 3, 2008, 6:56pm; Reply: 2
So in other words, if it's in your lineage somewhere it can pop up anywhere.  Either way, I need to get my wife tested.
Posted by: RedLilac, Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:31am; Reply: 3
You have to have 2 non-secretor genes to be a non-secretor.    I am a non-secretor but my son is a secretor.  I call him a weak secretor, but Iím not sure if that makes any difference.  Anyway, since my son carries a non-secretor gene from me, then if his future wife carries a non-secretor gene then he could possibly have a non-secretor child even though he is a secretor.
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