Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling

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.

 

 

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Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal disorder in children (for the most part by age 5) that causes a dynamic degeneration of the central nervous system. It is caused by the absence of an enzyme called hexosaminidase…..

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