genetic counseling


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genetic counseling

n.
The counseling of individuals, and of prospective parents regarding their offspring, on the probability of inheriting genetic diseases and on their associated diagnosis and treatment.
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genet′ic coun′seling


n.
the counseling of persons with established or potential genetic problems in regard to inheritance patterns and risks to future offspring.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.genetic counseling - guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
counseling, counselling, guidance, counsel, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
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It addresses aspects of genetics like how genes work, genetic mutations, the causes of genetic disorders, and genetic counseling and testing; the inheritance, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders resulting from abnormalities in specific genes, such as blood and clotting disorders, connective tissue disorders, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, cystic fibrosis, heart rhythm disorders, and hearing and vision disorders; chromosome abnormalities like Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and Turner syndrome and their diagnosis and treatment; complex disorders with genetic and environmental components, such as addiction, obesity, mental disorders, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; genetic research; and information for parents of children with genetic disorders.
She is a board-certified genetic counsellor with nearly 15 years of clinical experience and she serves on the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a former clinical associate professor in the department of genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and previously founded Triangle Genetic Counseling.
Qatar's first high-risk genetic oncology screening clinic provides genetic counseling and testing services to individuals who are concerned about their cancer risk
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Through the acquisition of Women's Health & Wellness, its patients will now benefit from direct access to comprehensive medical specialties offered by Women's Care Florida providers, including gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, gynecologic pathology, breast surgery and genetic counseling, among many others.
If you do have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, genetic counseling and, in appropriate cases, genetic testing can help clarify your risks and strategies are best suited to reduce those risks."
The PTPP is providing the following services totally free of cost throughout the province of Punjab:Awarenes and training on Thalassaemia, screening of carriers (extended family screening), pre-marital screening for the general public, genetic counseling, pre-natal diagnosis and training and research.