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Unformatted text preview: Diagnostic (to confirm a current illness) Predictive Presymptomatic – to confirm a gene that ensures you WILL eventually get the disease. Predispositional – to confirm a gene that predicts you MIGHT eventually get the disease Carrier – to see if you carry a recessive gene Prenatal screening – for pre-pregnancy planning Newborn screening – genetic testing at birth Management and treatment of genetic conditions Treatments include: Dietary modifications Medications Environmental adaptations Gene therapy Implications of genetic research Medical advances and cures Issues in genetic screening and testing Issues of privacy and discrimination Workplace discrimination Health insurance discrimination Eugenics (selective breeding)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course HSES 260 taught by Professor Laurietennant during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.
- Fall '09