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The Reproductive System - Genetic Counseling • A...

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The Reproductive System Genetic Disorders A mutation is a change in the DNA. Some genetic disorders result from an abnormal distribution of chromosomes during gamete formation. Oncogenes are genes associated with cancer. Genetic predisposition makes it more likely a person will develop a disorder.
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Unformatted text preview: Genetic Counseling • A pedigree (family history) can be used to determine the risk of having children with a genetic disorder. • Specific chemical tests or examination of a person's karyotype can be used to determine a person's genotype....
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