genetic carrier


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genetic carrier

[jə¦ned·ik kar·ē·ər]
(genetics)
An individual who is heterozygous for a recessive gene that predisposes for a hereditary disease.
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Genetic discrimination is further expanded by misunderstanding the difference between being a genetic carrier for a disease and actually having a disease.
The five groups collaborated on the Joint Statement on Expanded Carrier Screening in order to provide education for clinicians and laboratories regarding the use of expanded genetic carrier screening in reproductive medicine.
Offering a seamless care pathway working with individuals, GP's, midwifes, and hospitals the website highlights the unique range of health services, all of which are complimentary to each other including pre-conception genetic carrier screening, pregnancy scans, diagnostic body and musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and fertility monitoring services for those having IVF abroad.
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Five years ago, Elisa and Jim Ross lost their two-year-old son to Niemann-Pick disease, one of the 11 diseases for which genetic carrier screening is available.