REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH : LSUS
Basic Science JSS2 Third Term
Precious seed BASIC SCIENCE FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS BOOK 2
Genetic counselling may be described as the process through which individuals affected by, or at risk for a problem which may be genetic or hereditary, are informed of the consequences of the disorder, of the probability of suffering from or of transmitting it to their offspring, and of the potential means of treating or of avoiding the occurrence of the malformation or disease in question. " Genetic " does not necessarily mean " hereditary ". The first term implies simply that the genetic material, on a chromosomal or a gene level, contains one or more mutations which are the cause of the disorder. Once a mutation is present in a patient, particularly if it is constitutional (and thus present in all cells), it can of course be transmitted and thus becomes a.... View More
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