GeneAware™ is a reproductive carrier screen that analyzes small amounts of your patient’s blood or saliva to reveal a world of medical knowledge that is beneficial for their family. Individuals and couples of reproductive age can have GeneAware™ testing to identify potential risks of having a child with a genetic condition.
We all have 23 pairs of chromosomes.
One pair of chromosomes determines our sex. The other 22 pairs of chromosomes are non-sex chromosomes and contain the rest of our genetic information. Every person has two copies of each gene in their body. Genes act like our body’s instruction manual. Genes tell our cells what type of cell to be and what to do.
Below you will see the illustration of how DNA, genes, and chromosomes relate to each other in the coding of genetic information.