GeneChat

Fatal Childhood Disease Screening


#1

I’m sure many of you have used the Gene Library Search Function here on LiveWello. My child is being scheduled for an MRI to look for signs of Adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare X-linked gene. There are two templates on this site that correspond to the ABCD1 gene. One of the templates screens for an rs# that another template does not, namely rs rs6571291. Maybe I just need a little pep talk that him having a big 'ol Red + Rectangle for the test that includes rs6571291 but not for any of the other template’s findings that didn’t include this rs# is a possible mistake?


#2

Do certain rs#'s for a SNP correspond to a higher incidence of disease?