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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In order to support its genetic carrier screening capabilities, the company has a dedicated team of customer care specialists and board certified genetic counsellors who provide step-by-step support from test selection through results analysis and reporting.
To support its genetic carrier screening capabilities, Good Start Genetics has a dedicated team of customer care specialists and board certified genetic counselors who provide step-by-step support, from test selection through results, analysis and reporting.
Since then genetic carrier screening for Ashkenazi diseases has increased.
Because Fragile X is linked to the X chromosome, a woman who is genetic carrier can pass the syndrome to her offspring, regardless of the father's genetic characteristics.
Genetic carrier testing of the mother had indicated she had a "balanced translocation" of chromosomes 11 and 22, which meant that while she was unaffected, there was a risk that her children could have an abnormal number of chromosomes.
About one in 6,000 babies is affected by the condition, with one in 40 parents thought to be a genetic carrier.
Suggested Topics for Integrating Genomics into Graduate Nursing Curricula (14,21) Course: REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH Suggested Genomic Topics: * Prenatal genetic family history risk assessment (ACOG screening questionnaire and three-generation pedigree) * Risk associated with advanced maternal age * Prenatal testing and diagnosis--testing methods, applicability, type of information * Genetic carrier screening for cystic fibrosis; other tests determined by ethnicity, such as sickle cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, and Canavan's disease * Prenatal drug/medication use and birth defects (e.