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A person who carries a mutation in only one copy of a gene, but where a mutation in both copies of that gene is required to cause a genetic condition. The carrier is therefore usually unaffected by the genetic condition, but can transmit the mutated gene to their children, who will be affected if they have mutations in both copies of the gene.

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Australian government funds preimplantation genetic testing 1 November 2021 News
Carrier screening: the state of play in the UK Jewish population 18 November 2019 Comment
Podcast Review: 23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else) – Freakonomics 5 August 2019 Review
What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced? 1 July 2019 Comment
Testing times: how should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction 20 May 2019 Comment
How should we use genomic data in assisted reproduction? 7 May 2019 Comment
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer 28 August 2018 News
Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK 5 February 2018 News
BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer 15 January 2018 News
Multiple births down, says state of UK fertility sector report 18 December 2017 News
Mutation that stops people feeling pain found in Italian family 18 December 2017 News
Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found 4 December 2017 News
Two couples sue fertility clinic for providing eggs with genetic abnormalities 20 November 2017 News
FDA to streamline path for direct-to-consumer genetic testing 13 November 2017 News
Offer all prospective parents genetic screening, says study 6 November 2017 News
Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found 30 October 2017 News
Gene test could improve prediction of breast cancer risk 16 October 2017 News
Genome editing targets beta-thalassemia in human embryos 2 October 2017 News
Doubt over human embryo editing study 4 September 2017 News
Disease-causing mutation edited out of human embryos 7 August 2017 News
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