Other types of genetic counseling specialties besides the ones listed in this book are available. These include:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology/Infertility Genetic Counseling (for couples experiencing infertility or who want to have genetic testing done on an embryo)
  • Cardiovascular Genetic Counseling (for people concerned about their risk for various types of heart disease)
  • Metabolic Genetic Counseling (for children, adults, and their families who have genetic conditions affecting the way they break down (metabolize) certain substances in their body)
  • Neurogenetic Genetic Counseling (for people and families who have inherited neurological conditions)

To find a genetic counselor in your area, for information about a genetic counseling specialty, or for information about genetic counseling as a field, visit

For more information on how to organize your family health history and construct a personalized family health history report, visit

To learn about the Genetic Alliance Community Centered Family Health History project and access the Does it Run in the Family toolkit, visit

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