Author: timvillegas

Should I Get Carrier Screening?

A genetic carrier is an individual who does not show any signs or symptoms of a genetic disorder, but who has a mutated copy of the gene and may pass this gene for a condition to his or her child. Each individual inherits two copies of each chromosome, one copy from the mother and one copy from the father. Chromosomes are structures that carry the DNA sequences and make up genes (units of DNA that determine physical and developmental characteristics). Sometimes, the DNA sequence that makes up a gene is mutated, or changed, and can cause a genetic disorder,...

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