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What does it mean to be a carrier of a genetic defective characteristic? When might it be important to know if one is a carrier? (5 points)



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~~ What does it mean to be a carrier of a genetic defective characteristic? When might it be important to know if one is a carrier? (5 points)

 

Being a carrier of a genetic defective characteristic means that you possess an allele of a genetic trait that is not displayed. The most important time to know whether you are a carrier is when you want to have a child because you might pass this on to them. The genetic defective characteristic may not have any negative effect for you but may have fatal negative effects to your child. 

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