If Jane and John want to have another child, they plan to see a genetic counselor to find out when it would be best to test for galactosemia. A newborn with galactosemia must be put on a lactose- and galactose-free diet as soon as possible after birth. Even on this diet, affected individuals may still suffer from learning disabilities, ovarian failure (in young women), late-onset cataracts, and early death.

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Which of the following tests would be most useful for Jane and John to have?



asked Nov 21, 2012 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,933 points)
newborn screening (either assaying for the GALT enzyme or measuring excess galactose in the newborn’s blood)

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answered Nov 21, 2012 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,933 points)

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