Jan 1, 1979
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Genetic counseling is the process of advising individuals and families affected by or at risk of genetic disorders to help them understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. The process integrates:1. interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence; 2. education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources; 3. counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.
Birth Defects Original Article Series