genetic screening(redirected from Amniocentesis and the Abortion Debate)
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The analysis of DNA samples to detect the presence of a gene or genes associated with an inherited disorder.
genetic screeningMolecular diagnostics The screening of a person's serum for molecular markers that indicate an ↑ susceptibility to inherited or acquired diseases with a genetic component GS candidates Cystic fibrosis, PKU, sickle cell disease, Tay-Sachs disease
fa·mil·i·al screen·ing(fă-mil'ē-ăl skrēn'ing)
Examination directed at close relatives of probands with diseases that may lie latent, as in age-dependent dominant traits, or that may involve risk to progeny, as in X-linked traits.