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Parents with attached earlobes. Child has detached earlobes
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Parents with attached earlobes. Child has detached earlobes

Hello,

My husband and I both have attached earlobes. Our newly born son has detached earlobes. How is this possible since attached earlobes are recessive?
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Have you posted this on the Genetics forum?  You might be more likely to get a more informed response there.

I personally have no idea....sorry!!
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Since attached earlobes are recessive, you should expect your child to be less likely to have them.  Two parents with recessive genes far from guarantees a child with the same recessive gene.  Now, if no one in your families, for several generations back, had detached earlobes - then maybe there would be something to investigate.  
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