Life Science

Explain Tay-Sachs disease. Imagine you are a genetic counselor working with a couple who have just had a child who is suffering from Tay-Sachs disease. Neither parent has been tested for Tay-Sachs disease nor have there been any previous cases of Tay-Sachs in either family. Explain Tay-Sachs disease and provide a discussion of the information you would share with the couple about Tay-Sachs and possible implications for future children.

Your assignment should be 400 words in length.




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Tay-Sachs disease is also called the deficiency of hexosaminidase A. Tay-Sachs disease is a recessive genetic disease caused by mutations in an autosomal chromosome. The disease results in the continuous destruction of the nerve cells that is followed by deterioration of the physical and abilities and abilities of the brain. The declines in functions begin as early as seven …

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