Skip to Main Content

Year 10 Science: Genetic Testing: Genetic Testing

Vocabulary - Genetic Testing

Genetic testing: any of a group of procedures used to identify gene variations associated with health, disease, and ancestry and to diagnose inherited diseases and disorders

Read more: Britannica: Genetic Testing

Human genetic disease: any of the diseases and disorders that are caused by mutations in one or more genes.

Read more: Britannica: Genetic Diseases

Congenital disorder: abnormality of structure and, consequently, function of the human body arising during development.

Read more: Britannica: Congenital disorder

Heredity: the sum of all biological processes by which particular characteristics are transmitted from parents to their offspring.

Read more: Britannica: Heredity

Genetics: study of heredity in general and of genes in particular. Genetics forms one of the central pillars of biology and overlaps with many other areas, such as agriculture, medicine, and biotechnology.

Read more: Britannica: Genetics

Genetic Disorders and Diseases

Fragile-X Syndrome

Huntington's Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Down's Syndrome