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If a muggle and a wizard marry, are their children automatically wizards? [duplicate]

Is there any chance that a muggle marrying a witch or wizard will have a muggle child? Is it 50/50, or will all descendants of wizards automatically be magical?
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What's the mechanism by which magic is hereditary? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do Muggle-borns end up with magical ability? Was it ever clarified how magic is passed on hereditarially so that both children of two wizards or half bloods can both be ...
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During the events of the Harry Potter series what is the total population of Wizards/Witches globally?

The question "How do Muggle-borns end up with magical ability?" got me to wondering how many wizards and witches there were on the planet during the events of the Harry Potter series. Was there any ...
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Was it possible to detect blood status of a wizard without his/her family information?

In Harry Potter, was there a spell or magical tool to detect that a wizard was pure-blood, half-blood or muggle-blood? Or, did they simply use family information of a wizard? Was it possible for a ...
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How do muggles and wizards differ physiologically?

In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the main character (Newton Scamander) meets a muggle (Jacob Kowalski) who is bitten by a Murtlap. Then Newt says: How do muggles and wizards differ? If ...
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Is It Genetically Possible for a Squib to Produce Magical Offspring?

As the title asks, is it genetically possible for a Squib to produce magical offspring, or would the Squib gene trump the magic gene in all cases? How would it be possible for a Squib to have magical ...
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Are there Muggle (non-magical) house-elves/goblins/etc.. in Harry Potter?

It seems that, in Harry Potter Universe, there is an extremely major split between humans and "magical" creature races, and it has nothing to do with wandlore. Humans, in their vast majority, are NOT ...
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If two Muggle parents conceived twins, can one of the twins be magical?

If two Muggles conceived twins, can one of the twins be magical? Same goes for when two magical parents conceived twins, can one of the twins be a Squib?
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How is it decided when a child is born with the Force? [duplicate]

Is the Force just a natural thing in that galaxy that is passed down genetically, or do the 'ones' choose who has the Force? Luke inherits his Force ability from Anakin, but what is the case when a ...
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What’s the difference between magical and Muggle ancestry in Harry Potter?

Is there an in-canon explanation of the true difference between people of magical ancestry vs Muggles? I found this question: Where did the "Magic Blood" of the Harry Potter Universe ...
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Could a gene transplant make somebody magical in the Harry Potter world? [closed]

Some magical abilities are determined by genes rather than by practice and knowledge. For example, Parseltongue is granted simply by having the right genes, not by learning it. (Harry Potter knew ...