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Genetic Risk Factors

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What is the genetic risk factor for Tay-Sachs disease? Is prenatal testing available? What gene is associated with the disease?

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GeneClinics provide an efficient meaans for a clinician to review a genetic disease and keep up-to-date on genetic counseling, testing and management for genetic disorders.

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  • Open GeneTests
  • Click on the GeneReviews button
  • Type Tay Sachs in the search box and click on the search button
  • Click on the Reviews button to enter the Review
  • The Genetic Counseling paragraph in the Summary section describes the genetic risk factor
  • The Population Screening section in the Genetic Counseling section describes the prenatal testing available
  • The Molecular Genetics section discusses the deficiency found in the Hex A gene

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GeneTests Exercise 1
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Revised 08/05/2007