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.

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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Genetic counseling is provided by InformedDNA, an independent, third-party genetic counseling provider and is available in the US only.
The process of genetic counseling involves Interpretation; family and medical history assessment, patient education, and support by non-directive decision facilitation.
Ambry Genetics (Ambry), a leading clinical genetics-testing lab, announced today that they would be collaborating with PWNHealth to offer telemedicine genetic counseling as part of Ambrys commitment to improve access to patient care.
Different strategies like mass education, population screening especially screening of the couples before marriages, prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling have been employed.
The present study suggests that parent's regular visits and genetic counseling at thalassaemia centers have played important role about awareness.
CancerGene Connect was originally developed by UT Southwestern Medical Centre, which runs a hereditary cancer genetic counseling practice, and is a family history cloud-based genetic counseling productivity platform.
Therefore, microarray analysis was suggested to the family as a part of genetic counseling but family decided to continue pregnancy without additional testing.
The role of the clinical psychologist in the context of genetic counseling includes support for the process of decision-making for subjects at-risk, regardless of the decision that was made.
Through the collection and evaluation of a family cancer history by a trained health care provider, patients and families at increased risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome can be identified, referred for genetic counseling and testing, and make informed decisions about options for cancer risk reduction (1).
SUKKUR -- Medical experts have urged for mandatory screening of couples to identify thalassemia carriers followed by genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis so as to reduce number of children born with the ailment.
Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, announced expansion into the oncology market with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and cancer prevention.
Such patients should receive further genetic counseling and be offered further evaluation, Dr.