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RE: The Ghanaian Genome Seminar: Understanding Ghanaian Genetics And The Need To Seek Genetic Counseling

in StemSocial7 months ago

Good initiative. In Cyprus we have a lot of Mediterranean fever genes, so it's good to know when you're a carrier so you won't marry someone who's also a carrier and have kids who will suffer.


Sorry to hear, man. Education on genetics is always encouraged especially because carriers, simply because they might not show symptoms are always in denial when their kid turns out to have dominant genes and exhibit symptoms. Without proper education, most people here have resorted to superstition, blaming wicked aunts, wizards and witches for why their kid isn’t so smart or why his mouth is always drooling.