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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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.
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Most importantly, the genetic carrier test we developed improves the diagnosis rate to 98 percent.
If you or your partner has even one grandparent of Jewish heritage you should consider genetic carrier screening.
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.