Expert warns intending couples over fake genotype results


….calls for massive public enlightenment campaigns

By Gabriel Ewepu

AS young people plan to get married and have children, a genetics expert and President/Founder, EO Foundation, Prof. Cyril Otoikhian, has warned intending couples over rising fake genotype results from sub-standard medical laboratory operators across the country.

Otoikhian raised the alarm following rising complaints and cases coming to his Foundation by couples and family members who have their genotype results manipulated by quacks in the industry. He was also concerned about the poor attention paid to the issue by the government over the years in terms of making laws that will make it mandatory for young people to go for genotype testing before going into marriage to avoid producing children who will be carriers and living with the disease which often cripples the child’s health, education, drains family resources and could eventually lead to death.

He also urged young people not to be carried away by…

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