MadSci Network: Genetics

Re: What is genetic screening for genetic disorders?

Date: Fri Jan 19 20:14:30 2001
Posted By: Michael Watson, Grad student, (biology) Have Undergrad degree in biomedical Engineering, Central CT State University
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 975449844.Ge

Genetic screening can be used before couples marry to determine if they 
have similar recessive gene disorders that can pass on to their 
offspring.  Their genes are searched for specific sequences that can lead 
to genetic problems in their children.  If they are found then the couple 
is informed of possible complications that can happen during child 

Sorry for the delay in this answer.


For more information, refer to a basic textbook on Medical Genetics, such as 
Gelherter's Fundamentals of Medical Genetics.

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