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Making Sense of Your Genes: A Guide to Genetic Counselling.


National Society of Genetic Counselors; Genetic Alliance.


Washington (DC): Genetic Alliance; 2008.
Genetic Alliance Monographs and Guides.


The goal of genetic counseling is to help you learn more about the causes of genetic conditions and how they affect you. Genetic counselors can: Review your family and medical histories; Explain how genetic conditions are passed down through families; Figure out if you or your family members are at risk for disease; Find and give you information about genetic conditions; Offer guidance to help you make informed choices or life plans; Provide information about testing options and help you decide what is best for you and your family; Help you find referrals to medical specialists, advocacy and support networks, and other resources.

Copyright © 2008, Genetic Alliance.

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