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GENETIC COUNSELING presentation - mucus • Results in life...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/28/11 GENETIC COUNSELING By Stephanie Pham and Alexis Enriquez http://www.pastemagazine.com
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9/28/11 Background Information Case C : Carl and Maggie are an engaged couple having a pre-marriage counseling session with Pastor Frank. After discussing relationship issues, the conversation turns to family planning. When both Carl and Maggie say they want to have children, Pastor Frank begins to talk about genetic testing for Cystic Fibrosis! It turns out that Pastor Frank and his wife had two children
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9/28/11 About Cystic Fibrosis http://www.cystic-fibrosis101.com/Cystic-Fibro Inherited disease that causes thick mucus to build up in lungs and digestive tract Caused by a defective gene that causes body to produce the
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Unformatted text preview: mucus. • Results in life threatening lung infections and serious digestion problems • Scarring and cysts in pancreas • Also affects sweat glands and male reproductive system • 9/28/11 What We Did- Testing We had 4 DNA Samples: ◦ Carl ◦ Maggie ◦ Control DNA with F508 mutation ◦ Control normal DNA without mutation ◦ Procedure: Run PCR on each of the DNA samples using 9/28/11 Results 9/28/11 Conclusion http://www.diabetesmonitor.com/images/cf_graphic_1.gif 9/28/11 Options for Parents 9/28/11 Outlook for CF 9/28/11 Other questions to be Should large-scale screening for CF carriers be done? What other issues are raised by this type of testing?...
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