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Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling - Huntington disease Alphafetoprotein...

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Genetic Counseling For parents facing birth of abnormal or special child – preventative genetic counseling Testing for defective genetic genes o XYY criminal predisposition Assisted reproductive techniques Prenatal diagnostic Techniques o Commonly used tests Amniocentesis – 16 th wk Almost 100% assurity about genetic disorders More recommended for mothers over 35 because of higher disorder risk, chance of miscarriage Chorionic villus sampling CVS Higher risk of miscarriage Genetic markers for Alzheimer’s disease,
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Unformatted text preview: Huntington disease Alphafetoprotein assay AFP Ultrasound Most common Can see brain structure, etc after 20 th week • Ethical and Policy Issues and New Technology o Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 • Gene Therapy o Modified viruses o Human genome project 2001 Prevent future genetic disorders o Genetic engineering and genetic manipulation Do people think it should be okay to choose features of baby? Gender, eye color, hair color, etc....
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