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I throw all of your stuff away. I’m gonna clear you out of my head. I tear you out of my heart.
And ignore all your messages. I tell everyone we are through. 'Cause I'm so much better without you.
But it’s just another pretty lie. 'Cause I break down.
Every time you come around. So how did you get here under my skin? I swore that I'd never let you back in.
Should have known better in trying to let you go. 'Cause here we go go go again.
Hard as I try I know I can't quit. Something about you is so addictive.

Genetic Screening
Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 5:19 PM


  • There are numerous genetic disorders that threaten the health and well-being of society
  • These disorders are the causes of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, multiple malformations, retardation of growth and development, mental illness and mental retardation.
  • According to the Us Department of Health, Education and Welfare, genetic disorders account for 1/5 of infant deaths, 1/4 of all institutionalised mentally-retarded patients, almost 1/2 of first trimester abortions 
  • Thus, the issue of genetic screening becomes very important not only to individuals but also to society
Definition of Genetic Screening
  • Genetic screening is the systematic search within a population for human who possess particular genotypes, which are associated with disease, predisposing to disease or leading to disease in descendants
The Goals of Genetic Screening

1.Medical Management or Treatment
  • It seeks to prevent the manifestations of diseases
  • Information provided allows the persons affected to take appropriate measures such as in the case of PKU
  • PKU is a simple test and children with this condition can be advised at an early age to take diet free of phenylalanine
  • Another test that can be done easily now is the sickle-cell anemia
2.Provision of Reproductive Information
  • Through simple techniques such as serum enzyme determinations and hemoglobin electrophoresis, persons with genes that can cause serious diseases in their offspring can be identified. Another technique is amnioncentesis
  • E.g. of diseases that can be identified is sickle-cell anemia
  • Enumeration means counting that involves the estimation of the prevalence (frequency) of mutant alleles in the population, their distribution and biological significance
  • While research on genetic diseases is not aimed for the benefit of anyone person, it serves the interests of the society
I simply wrote back  these because I wanted to remember back what my lecturer had taught me. Thank you Dr Yusmin for your hard works to wrote these.