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    Harmful Recessive Traits

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    1. Perhaps you and/or your significant other is a carrier of a harmful recessive trait, such as cystic fibrosis. What would you do when considering having children? Would you hope for the best and ignore the situation or would you see a genetic counselor or what?

    2. Choose a genetic disorder other than those discussed and tell us about it. You should include effects, survival rates etc.

    A good source for genetic information:
    http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/birthdefects_common.html

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    1. If my significant other or I were a carrier of a harmful recessive trait of a certain disease, if there is a chance that my children would have the disease, I would not have children. I do not want to have my future children, if I did have children, suffer that plight of having ...

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    Harmful recessive traits, such as cystic fibrosis, are examined. The expert chooses a genetic disorder and discusses it.

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