Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening - GENETIC SCREENING What is genetic...

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GENETIC SCREENING
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What is genetic screening? One of the fastest moving fields in medical science. A technique to determine the genotype or phenotype of an organism. It is often used to detect faulty or abnormal genes in an organism.
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Some examples of genetic tests Prenatal screening Newborn screening Carrier screening
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Prenatal Screening This can detect a disorder before a baby is born. An ultrasound test is used to determine if the fetus is at a high or low risk from a genetic disorder. Disorders are diagnosed by examining a small amount of fetal cells. This carries a small risk to the fetus. If diagnosed early in the pregnancy, there is still the possibility of abortion. Prenatal screening is sometimes seen as controversial.
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Newborn Screening Newborns are tested for diseases and early diagnoses allows for immediate treatment. A blood sample is tested for genetic disorders. In most of the USA, newborn screening is
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