GS102 Week 4 Intro to life science - 2214

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Explain Tay-Sachs disease.

Life Science

Imagine that you are a genetic counsler working with a couple who have just has a child who is suffering from Tay-Sachs disease.  Neither parent has Tay-Sachs, nor does anyone in his or her families. Provide a short essay 200-250 words outlining the information you would discuss with the couple about Tay-Sachs and identify how you would advise their future.

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When I meet with this couple who have just had a child who is suffering from Tay-Sachs disease (TSD), I first want to ensure they understand the disease as a whole. I would explain to them that TSD is an inherited disorder in humans in which a lipid-digesting enzyme is missing or inactive. As a result of this,