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basic introduction to genetic counselling for the beginners
basic introduction to genetic counselling for the beginners

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Published by: TUSHTI SHARMA on May 15, 2008
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GENETIC COUNSELLING GENETIC COUNSELLING 
 
 
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
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Genetic counselingGenetic counseling
 
is the process of evaluating family history & medical records,ordering genetic tests, evaluating theresults of this investigation & helping parentsunderstand & reach decisions about what to donext. Genetic test are done by analyzing small  samples of blood or body tissues. They determinewhether you or your partner or your baby carry genes for certain inherited disorders.
 
 
 
WHO ARE GENETICWHO ARE GENETICCOUNSELLERS ?COUNSELLERS ?
They are postgraduates health professionals with a graduate diplomaor Master’s in genetic counselling.
They have an experience in the areas of medical genetics and counselling.
They identify family at risk, investigates the problems present in the family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns and, risk of re-occurrence & review available option with the family.
They serves as educators and resource people for other health care professionals and for general public.
Some work in administration capacities.
Many engage themselves in research activities related to the field of medical genetics & genetic counselling 
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