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> Gentic Testing - Genetic testing can help identify genetic disorders. To test for a genetic disorder thats caused by a faulty gene you have to

1) Take a DNA sample. DNA isolated from white blood cells is often used to test for genetic disorders. Its really quick and easy to take a blood sample, which contains loads of white blood cells.

2) Make a gene probe. To identify a faulty gene you can produce a gene prbe. This is a strand of bases thats complementry to the faulty gene that youre looking for

3) Use the gene probe. The gene probe is mixed…


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