Genetic disorders previously associated with specific ethnic groups now occur at increasing frequency in broader populations. Based on assumptions about prevalence, traditional carrier screening only targets single gene disorders according to ancestry or family history and may not accurately reflect changing frequencies.
Expanded carrier screening (ECS) by next-generation sequencing (NGS) enables rapid carrier screening research and genetic analysis across a broader range of disorders, crossing ancestries and geographic regions with an accurate, scalable, cost-effective solution.
This on-demand webinar from Thermo Fisher Scientific discusses probabilities of genetic variants, the benefits and challenges of carrier screening and screening technologies, why screening is advantageous in family planning, who should be offered screening, and what should be screened for.
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