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Meaning of GENETIC COUNSELING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  counseling to advise prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
 
 See Also: counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A communication process between a specially trained health professional and a person concerned about the genetic risk of disease. The person's family and personal medical history may be discussed, and counseling may lead to genetic testing.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The genetic testing of couples who are planning to be parents in which their genomes are evaluated and they are given advice/information from a specialist regarding the likelihood of them having children with genetic diseases or defects.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: Provides patients and their families with education and information about genetic-related conditions and helps them make informed decisions.
 

 

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