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Unformatted text preview: 2 Genetic mutations A mutation is an alteration in the DNA sequence of a gene Mutations can be neutral, beneficial, or harmful to an organism and can cause a disease or disorder Genetic mutations Single-Gene Disorders Polygenic disorders Multifactorial disorders Genetic Counseling and Testing The more popular types of tests: Diagnostic Tests Predictive Tests Carrier Tests Prenatal Screening Newborn Screening Management and Treatment of Genetic Conditions 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 Parental eugenics (selective breeding)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course KINE 250 taught by Professor Jankovitz during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '05