Genetic Testing Any tissue usually blood or cheek swab Finds mutations whether

Genetic testing any tissue usually blood or cheek

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Genetic Testing Any tissue, usually blood or cheek swab Finds mutations whether small or major Approximately 4,000 genetically related disorders identified Aids in treatment
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Genetic Screening Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) Prenatal diagnostic screenings Newborn genetic screening Presymptom screening Forensic identity
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Test Your Knowledge If a pregnant woman has a brother with Down syndrome, what type of genetic testing might she want done? A. PKU B. Serum alpha-fetoprotein C. PGD D. CVS
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Test Your Knowledge– Answer B. Serum alpha-fetoprotein
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Genetic Counseling Voluntary Provides information Does not dictate decisions Becomes part of medical record, which can affect eligibility of insurance
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Gene Therapy Analyze structure of human DNA Manipulate genes that cause illness or disease Potential for altering specific characteristics and appearance Patent rights to DNA
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Test Your Knowledge Genetic engineering that alters specific characteristics to create “super humans” is called what?
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