Genetic Counseling

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Explain Tay-Sachs disease. Imagine you are a genetic counselor working with a couple who have just had a child who is suffering from Tay-Sachs disease. Neither parent has been tested for Tay-Sachs disease nor have there been any previous cases of Tay-Sachs in either family. Explain Tay-Sachs disease and provide a discussion of the information you would share with the couple about Tay-Sachs and possible implications for future children.

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Francis N
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Tay-Sachs
Tay-Sachs is a genetic disorder common in children between the age of three months and
six months. Children above this age bracket have reduced the risk of developing this problem. It
destroys the brain and spinal cord cells leading to loss of mobility in the child. A child suffering
from Tay-Sachs loses t...

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