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Making Sense of Your Genes

A Guide to Genetic Counselling

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Washington (DC): Genetic Alliance; .
ISBN-13: 978-0-9821622-0-0

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.

Information included herein is not professional advice and is not intended to replace the judgment of a practitioner with respect to particular patients, procedures, or practices. To the extent permissible under applicable laws, NSGC and Genetic Alliance disclaims responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringement of intellectual property or other proprietary or privacy rights, or from use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material therein.

Copyright © 2008, Genetic Alliance.

All Genetic Alliance content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Bookshelf ID: NBK115508PMID: 23304750

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