Screening for Genetic Diseases

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Screening of Genetic Diseases
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What are these screenings used for?
To enable us to identify foetuses affected by genetic disorders relatively early during pregnancy
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What are the 2 methods of screening for genetic diseases?
Amniocentesis or Chronic Villus Sampling
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To screen an embryo or foetus, what first needs to happen?
Cells from the developing individual have to be obtained
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Around how many weeks into the pregnancy is Amniocentesis performed?
15 - 16 weeks
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In the process of Amniocentesis, what is removed?
Amniotic fluid containing foetal cells
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Around how many weeks into the pregnancy is Chronic Villus Sampling performed?
10 - 12 weeks
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In the process of Chronic Villus Sampling, what is removed?
A small sample of placental tissue
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If couples are going through IVF, can they get their embryo screened?
Yes, the embryo can be genetically screened before being implanted in the mother
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