By means of this technique, genetic tests that take a long time today - such as screening for hereditary forms of breast cancer - can be carried out much more rapidly. This finding creates new perspectives for tests that are currently expensive and difficult to perform.
If the gene that can cause the disease is very large, or if there are several genes that can possibly lead to the disease, diagnostic centers must conduct a lot of labor-intensive studies. This results in long waiting times, with the consequences that the person inquiring remains in a state of uncertainty for a longer time, that any preventive treatment is delayed, that a desire to have children is postponed, or that children are born with a defective gene.
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