Our expert says:
Since the gene has been isolated and is diagnostic, there is the possibility that diagnosis can be made in the pre-genetic stage of the embryo. This involves the process of invitro fertilization with embryo production and each embryo can be individually tested for the gene expression. However, since there is more than one chromosome modifier it may be somewhat more complicated in testing for all gene expressions. However in conclusion, it is a feasible option to consider as a preventative measure.
Answered by: Dr. M.I. Cassim
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