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Genetics

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Introduction
Genetics is the branch of science that deals with how you inherit physical and behavioural characteristics.
How genetic conditions are inherited
Each cell in the body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. One chromosome from each pair is inherited from your mother and one is inherited from your father.
Genetics services
Genetic testing can be used to find out whether a person is carrying a particular genetic mutation (altered gene) that causes a particular medical condition.