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Genetics

13 January 2011

Gene test finds disease risk in parents

A new test for genetic mutations in parents might help prevent conception of babies with deadly inherited diseases, US researchers reported.

A new test for genetic mutations in parents might help prevent conception of babies with deadly inherited diseases, US researchers reported.

In developing the test, the researchers found that people may have an average of two to three recessive genetic mutations that, with bad luck, could give their children one of the diseases.

 

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