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B1 YOU AND YOUR GENES


A) What tests or treatments are available for women who
are pregnant or thinking of starting a family and who
are at risk of passing on this mitochondrial DNA?
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations cause a wide range of
serious genetic diseases with maternal inheritance. Because…

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mitochondrial DNA about 50% I think they should do the test so
they can be sure, and they can decide what they going to do with
the baby (whether they want the baby or they don't want it).



C) Who should be making decisions about whether or not
families should…

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