A biotechnology company offers a direct-to-consumer test called the Carrier Status report that generates various calculations about an individuals genetic risk for certain diseases. Write one paragraph that addresses the following two issues:
Why would this be most useful for disorders following an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance? Provide evidence from your textbook (e.g., Section 10.7, Inheritance Patterns in Humans).
Explain how this information might be useful for people during their reproductive years.