• When Can Genetic Carrier Screening Be Performed?

    4 monthes ago - By HealthWorks Collective

    Genes determine not only how we look - like our eye color and hair color - but also how our bodies function. Sometimes, a mutation or sudden change in a gene can lead to a change in the way the body performs its regular functions and cause a genetic disorder. These genetic abnormalities can be inherited from parents and often lead to medical complications. Some examples of common inherited genetic disorders are sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs disease. It is possible that both parents do not present symptoms of the genetic mutation, but can pass the disease on to their...
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