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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some of the ways in which genetic knowledge could affect medical practice, in particular in relation to predictive medicine

  • understand how populations are screened for conditions such as phenylketonuria and whether screening could be used for carriers of recessive genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis

  • understand how gene chips may be used to screen for large numbers of genes at once,
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