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Genetic Carrier Definition
Genetic Carrier – an individual whose GENOTYPE contains a recessive GENE MUTATION capable of causing a genetic disorder though the individual does not have or show symptoms of the disorder the mutation causes. Typically a genetic carrier has one “good” gene and one mutated gene. A genetic carrier may pass on the mutated gene to his or her biological children, though typically two mutated genes are necessary for the child to acquire the genetic disorder.