Thank you for sharing that information. That is VERY interesting indeed. I'm a lawyer/accountant, not a geneticist (But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express lastnight)....so I really don't know which came first, the translocation or the disease....but it is a VERY interesting question. If they are only present when the disease is active, that would suggest to me that the translocations are a manifestation of an underlying disease, not the cause....but again, I'm NOT a geneticist.
May God heal and bless your son...and you too.
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It's possible that there is an underlying cause for both the disease and the translocations. Possible both are caused by copying errors in the cells making the blood. (I'm not a geneticist, but I did teach genetics at one university.)