genetic screening

noun
1.
assessment of an individual's genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring.
2.
evaluation of a person's genetic makeup in an attempt to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses associated with a workplace environment.

Origin:
1970–75

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Strict criteria, including genetic screening and regulations should be applied
  if criteria are met.
Embryo genetic screening controversial but successful.
So was freezing an embryo for later implantation or undertaking genetic
  screening on the embryo.
The unintended consequences of genetic screening for disease.
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