Genetic Testing

Genetics is a branch of biology that examines how traits are passed down from parents to children. Genetic testing is used to determine if an individual is susceptible to an inherited disease or illness, to learn parentage, or to find out ancestry. Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, is very popular and broadly available because of the influx of companies that offer at-home test kits. It is most widely used as a prescreening measure to determine if a person has gene mutations that may cause illnesses or diseases, such as cancer. One of the main reasons people have genetic testing done is to find out if they have gene mutations for certain illnesses or diseases. For example, a woman...

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