“We’re all Mutated: Carrier Screening” – with Dr. Tamar Goldwaser

In the third episode of the Prenatal Genetics series, Dr. Goldwaser and Dr. Fox discuss carrier screening. Carrier screening involves checking two potential parents’ DNA to see whether they have a genetic condition that could be passed on to a fetus, and is usually performed before a pregnancy. Dr. Goldwaser explains that most people are carriers for something, and why in most cases, this isn’t a cause for concern. They also discuss why parents may pursue genetic carrier screening and what to do if they are both carriers for a mutation.

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