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Genetic screening of couples

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Mackenzie’s Mission is a research project in which couples will be offered screening to identify those with an increased chance of having children with debilitating, and often fatal, genetic conditions. Couples will also be tested for conditions where early treatment can improve a child’s health.


The screening involves a simple mouth swab or blood test. Couples can enrol in the study only through health professionals in Australia involved in the study. 


The project will recruit about 100,000 couples considering having a baby or in early pregnancy and could pave the way for population-wide preconception carrier screening.


https://www.australiangenomics.org.au/our-research/disease-flagships/mackenzies-mission/#1543311351219-ef90d6f9-7918



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IdeaSpies @ 2020.01.08 10:00 AM
Good to see a bad experience generate such an inspiring idea.

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